NEW YORK -- Chien-Ming Wang's day started with a rude awakening, the discovery of a stiff neck from sleeping wrong. He ended it right, pitching as though he was in a dream.
Wang struck out a career-high 10 batters and came within one out of a complete game, while Alex Rodriguez clubbed his Major League-leading 27th home run, leading the Yankees past the Mets in Sunday's Subway Series finale, 8-2. The win clinched a series victory and kept momentum on the side of the Yankees, who have won 11 of their last 12 games and 14 of 17.
Complaining of a tight feeling in the right side of his neck, Wang reported to Yankee Stadium well ahead of the players' 5 p.m. ET report time on Sunday, administering heat therapy to help loosen him up for the start.
The treatment didn't completely knock out the kink, but that seemed to be just about all Wang couldn't put under wraps. He limited the Mets to just six hits and mixed in an effective slider and used his changeup often -- more, he said, than in any previous big-league start, complementing his vicious sinker.
The results were striking, as Wang shut the Mets out through six innings before being touched for a run in the seventh inning -- by which time the Yankees had already pieced together a six-run lead -- on a Carlos Delgado double. Otherwise, Wang was dominant going into the final frame, striking out the side around a hit in the eighth inning.
"That's something certainly out of character for him," Yankees manager Joe Torre said. "But it gives you an idea -- when he gets that off pitch working for him, the slider or changeup, that really makes a difference for him." .........
- 言言Lv 41 0 年前最佳解答
結果令人振奮。王建民在前六局封鎖大都會的打線，直到第七局球才被Carlos Delgby碰到，打出一支二壘安打，在這之前洋基已經聯合攻下六分的領先。此外，王建民一直到最後一局，都主控全場 ，並在第八局連續三振三名打者。
「他的個性一定有過人之處」洋基總教練托瑞表示， 「不過，這也給人另一種想法，當他以滑球和變數球當作吃飯傢伙時，的確使他變成一個完全不一樣的投手」。參考資料： Fans of C. M. Wang
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