Grandy leads Yanks past Jays
The Yanks beat the Blue Jays 5-2 on Sunday to take the three-game set.
SuperNova (2-2) tied a career-high by throwing 6 1/3 innings while giving up two runs on six hits with five strikeouts and four walks. He wasn’t great but he worked out of jams and had his curveball working well. D-Rob and Boone Logan got an out each in the seventh with the latter making a ridiculous play to rob Adam Lind of a hit. So came in and issued a walk (he has issued nine free passes this year after giving out 14 all of last season) in an otherwise flawless eighth. Mo notched his 10th save with a perfect ninth inning.
Tex had a solo shot and Grandy had a three-run bomb. The blast was Tex’ seventh in his 83rd at-bat; he didn’t get his seventh dinger last year until his 138th at-bat on May 15. It was Grandy’s eighth long ball this season in his 88th at-bat; last year he didn’t hit his eighth until his 255th at-bat on July 25. Also, C-Grizzle has the third most (22) home runs in MLB since August 14 of last year; the only players with more are Troy Tulowitzki (23) and Jose Bautista (27). Albert Pujols has 20 in that span. And, for what it’s worth, Granderson is on pace to hit 52 homers; no chance it happens but it’s nice to know.
Posada snapped an 0-for-19 (in addition to a 1-for-29 and 2-for-36) slump with a double in the fifth inning. He had been hitless in his last five games with his last base knock coming on April 23 against Baltimore. It was just his 10th hit of the year (10-for-75) and first double, with six of the others going for homers.
Gardner, who went 1-for-1 with two walks and scored, is now 5 for his last 8 with six walks. Today he raised his average to .200 (from .188) and his OPS to .700 (from .664) but he is still just 1 for his last 5 in stolen base attempts.
A-Rod went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and finished up this homestand at 3-for-25 with no walks, one RBI, two runs scored and eight strikeouts. Hopefully this seven-game road trip will get him going.
Eric Chavez pinch hit for Cano — who had played every inning this season — in the eighth because of bruise on the hand for Robbie. Precautionary x-rays came back negative and the second baseman plans on playing tomorrow.
- Girardi is concerned about Phil Hughes’ injury as the youngster goes for more testing tomorrow. He said he hopes to know something definite by Tuesday.
- Kevin Millwood is opting out of his contract because he wasn’t called up by the May 1 deadline.
The Yanks will now head to Detroit for a four-game set and then to Texas for three games. Cy Colon will take on Justin Verlander in the opener on Monday.
LET’S GO YANKS!!!