Saturday, May 12, 2012

Rolling Along

Tonight was the third time in four games where the Yankees hitters beat up on ace pitchers. First,  the Yankees got to James Shields and David Price in the Tampa Bay series. Tonight, they faced King Felix who had not lost a game at the new Yankee Stadium in his career. He had a minuscule 0.38 ERA at Yankee Stadium tonight. The hitters were patient against Hernandez and tattooed him for four runs in 6.1 innings. The big blow came off Ibanez's bat in the sixth inning when the lefty hit a big three-run homer against King Felix. Jones added on in the eighth with a two-run shot of his own. Logan came on in the ninth but after a base-runner reached first, Girardi went to Robertson to close the game out, which he did successfully.

Cano continued his hot hitting tonight going 4-4 with an RBI single His batting average now stands at a healthy .308. When Cano is himself, he sets the tone for the rest of the team. His single in the first inning that drove in Granderson set the tone for the Yankees against Felix Hernandez.

In other news, the Yankees have sent down Eduardo Nunez after struggling in the field. They countered the move by taking Eric Chavez off the DL. Nunez needs to play every day if he wants to field well. I strongly believe that the Yankees moving him around all over the field had something to do with his errors.

Tomorrow, former Yankee Hector Noesi takes on Phil Hughes in the second game at the Stadium. It will be interesting to see how Montero does in the rest of the series against the Yankees. He made his presence known tonight as his home run against Kuroda was the difference for a while until Ibanez hit his homer.

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