I haven’t seen a gaffe like this from the Indians…
…since they sold us Manhattan for $24.
The Yanks absolutely crushed Cleveland, 9-1, in the penultimate game of this set. Grandy went 4-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBI. It was his 13th career four-hit game and second this season (May 24 against Toronto). Gardy went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and scored three times. A-Rod went 3-for-5 with three RBI, scored once and moved into sole possession of 53rd place on the all-time hits list with his 2,737th base knock. Jeter went 2-for-5 with two RBI and scored once; he is now seven hits away from 3,000.
Cano, Swish Dog and Posada each had two hits in the win.
The Yanks recorded a season-high 18 hits and went 7-for-15 with RISP. The last time they had 18 hits came on 5/31/10…also against the Indians at Yankee Stadium. Perhaps the most impressive stat is that they got all this offense without hitting an evil home run.
Remember when everyone was worried that Posada was slumping? Well his OBP is .323 and his SLG is .378 while Jeter’s OBP is .322 and SLG is .322. One of these men is leading off and getting the most at-bats of anyone on the team. Yikes.
Posada, who has been hot as can be since asking out of the lineup, also has a higher batting average than Swish Dog (.226 to .225).
Overshadowed by the offense was Fabulous Freddy, who bounced back from a horrendous outing against the Sox to throw a gem. Fab Fred (5-5) went 6 2/3 innings and gave up a run on seven hits with six strikeouts to two walks.
The win was Girardi’s 401st as a manager and 323rd with the Yanks.
The team announced before the game that Cy Colon was placed on the 15-day DL with a left hamstring strain. He is not too concerned with the injury and said he expects to be back in 15 days. He wants to make his start on June 28 against the Brewers at The Stadium. “I feel bad because the team needs me and I got hurt,” he said.
The Yanks also placed Amauri Sanit (elbow) on the DL, and recalled Chris Dickerson — who struck out in a pinch-hit situation in the eighth — and Hector Noesi. It is widely believed that Noesi will move to the rotation, but nothing has been announced.
AJ will head to the mound tomorrow against Carlos Carrasco at 7:05 as the Yanks look to sweep the series.
LET’S GO YANKS!!!!