Yanks Sweep Adam Cool & El Borracho

DC Sports Nexus ---- Sunday, June 17, 2012

Yankees 4, Nationals 1

The Nationals offense was nowhere to be found as Ivan Nova pitched the Yanks to a 4-1 victory on Sunday afternoon to give them the sweep at Nats Park.  Nova went 7 2/3 innings giving up 7 Nats hits but only one run.  Meanwhile Edwin Jackson kept up the Nats recent tradition of throwing way too many pitches on route to his 5th loss of the season.

Jackson threw 110 pitches and only made it 6 innings, causing the bullpen to work another long day.  The Yanks had several scoring chances against E-Jax but he got out of several jams, only giving up 2 runs.

The Yanks struck first on a sac fly in the first inning, but the Nats came right back in the 2nd with an Adam LaRoche homerun.  FP Santangelo said a security guard calls LaRoche "Adam Cool" and so a new nickname has been born (at least in FP's mind).

The Yanks got solo shots by Granderson & Cano, and scored on a "passed ball" that actually was a Hit By Pitch that the umpire missed.  Tim Timmons wasn't behind the plate but it didn't stop him from making a terrible non-strike call after an appeal to 3rd on a clear Yankee swing as well.

FP, who is obsessed with nicknames, also dubbed Michael Rodriguez, El Borracho due to his wild pitching.

Much needed day off tomorrow ... Rays come to town Tuesday...

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