Apr. 12, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano (24) celebrates with third baseman Jayson Nix (17) and starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) after completing a triple play against the Baltimore Orioles during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. Yankees won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Yanks Go Yard Recap: New York Yankees Win Fourth In Row Thanks To Error And Triple Play

After 48 hours off thanks to Mother Nature, the Yankees finally got to play ball. With a little bit of luck, the Yankees continued their winning ways against the Orioles last night 5-2. It wasn’t all good though. Eduardo Nunez is day-to-day after being hit by a pitch in the second inning in the wrist.

The Orioles got the scoring going in the third when Alexi Casilla doubled and Manny Machado singled him home two batters later. The Yankees top of the lineup responded in the bottom of the third. Brett Gardner walked and Robinson Cano singled. Kevin Youkilis brought home Gardner with a single and got thrown out trying to stretch it for two.

The Yanks took the lead in the fifth, when Francisco Cervelli walked. Gardner bunted him over to second and Cano drove him in with a single. The O’s tied the game in the seventh when Matt Wieters reached on Youkilis’ error and went to second on balk by CC Sabathia. Two batters later, JJ Hardy drove him in with a single.

Then luck took over in the seventh. Cervelli walked to lead off the inning. Gardner bunted him over. Youkilis was intentionally walked and Travis Hafner was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Vernon Wells hit a fly ball to deep center that Adam Jones dropped (two hands kids) that let everyone score.

Casilla and Nick Markakis singled in the top half of the eighth. Then the Yankees turned their second triple play since the 1960′s.

Game two is today with Phil Hughes making the start against Jason Hammel at 4:05.

Notes: Remember Alex Rodriguez? Well he’s back in the news again. The NY Times reported that Rodriguez had his people buy the Biogenesis documents to either destroy them, or leak them. It makes him certainly look guilty for taking PED’s but we’ll see how it turns out. Andy Pettitte will have his next start pushed back to during the week due to back spasms. Mark Teixeira wasn’t cleared to swing a bat yet, however, he is healing well.

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  • Bill B

    “It makes him certainly look guilty for taking PED’s.” No it doesn’t. You have very little facts. Conjecture. Your staff in general stinks. What kind of writers are you? Except for Alex you guys suck. “Except for error”. This team is playing very well despite very challenging circumstances. Your statement about A-rod looking guilty demonstrates you may be a hack.

    • Hunter Farman

      Hey, come on now, Bill, not cool. I think what Jason was getting at is this: him attempting to destroy records from the clinic that MLB is investigating is very suspicious, and it makes him look guilty. I don’t see what this whole A-Rod situation has anything to do with the Yankees’ current state of play. I don’t see how his statement could make him a “hack,” if the statement is simply just an observation. Also, taking shots at the staff here will not get your point across any better.

    • Benjamin Orr

      Bill, if you don’t like what you see, then stop coming to YGY and harassing the staff. People have differences of opinion and guess what, not everyone is going to agree with you. Heck, Jason wasn’t saying anything in stone, he was just observing like Hunter said, about the situation.

  • Bill B

    Harass. Hah. I won’t visit anymore. If no one challenges your opinions how will you grow? Your staff doesn’t get hits anyway. Why because you don’t allow dissent. Bye.

    • Hunter Farman

      First off, we do get plenty of hits. Secondly, you can challenge our opinions all you want, just don’t take shots at us by saying we “suck.”

      There’s a difference between criticism and constructive criticism.

      Bye Bill, it was a pleasure.

      • Bill B


        • http://twitter.com/jasonjpevans Jason Evans

          Bill, I never said he did or he didn’t. All i said was that his actions make him look guilty. No one knows if he took PED’s or not and at this point we probably never know

    • Alex Pugliese

      Hi, Bill. I’m sorry to hear you won’t be returning to view our site. I would just respectfully disagree with one comment that you have made: while we can disagree and have differing opinions relevant to the team, players, or baseball, we (meaning Jason, Hunter, you and I, all equally) are each entitled to those opinions, and should respect one another’s. You and I have disagreed in past posts, but I am proud that we have done so in a respectful way, which I greatly appreciate. We are grateful you’ve been a loyal reader, and I’m sad to see you go, but I must take umbrage with your comment that our staff stinks and that one of our writers is a hack. I find that to be very unfair. Despite our differences of opinion, you were always respectful about yours, and I’m disappointed that you will not continue to be a part of our discussions here. Be well, and thanks for reading.