Saturday, May 25, 2013
Another Granderson Injury in Yanks Blowout Win
Apart from the above injuries, the Yankees coasted past the Rays in their building. Tropicana Field has been a nightmare for the Yankees in recent years but Roberto Hernandez has been a pitcher the Yankees have feasted on in his Cleveland days. This was a recipe for success for the Yankees, who were on the verge of losing a third straight game for the first time this year. The 6-9 batters were the main reason for the offensive outburst, as they went a combined 8-18 with 5 RBI and a walk. Chris Stewart, who just returned from a groin injury amassed two hits including an RBI single in the fifth inning against Cesar Ramos. Lyle Overbay continues to be a miracle for the Yankees, as he drove in two runs and hit his eleventh double of the year. It will be a tough decision for Girardi to make when Teixeira comes back, which will likely be at the end of next week. Brett Gardner also drove in two runs with a home run in the fourth inning off pitcher Roberto Hernandez (Fausto Carmona).
The Yankees will try to continue their dominance tomorrow as Vidal Nuno will make his second career start in the Major Leagues against lefty Matt Moore who is 8-0 with a 2.29 ERA through nine starts in the young season.