Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Yankees Post Game Recap 6/26

Yankees vs. Indians Post Game Recap 6/26

The Yankees were able to pick up the 6-4 win over the Indians, winning the first two games in the series, and giving the Yankees a nice four game winning streak.

Phil Hughes was very good on Monday night, bouncing back from his poor performance against the Atlanta Braves when he gave up four homeruns. Hughes, in picking up his 8th win of the season, allowed six hits one walk and no runs in eight innings, while striking out four batters in a fantastic start.

Cory Wade continued to struggle as he gave up four hits and four runs, including a homerun in the 9th inning. Wade, who was used a lot when Rivera and Robertson went down with injuries, pitched very well in that time, but has now allowed runs in four of his last five appearances.

Rafael Soriano, who Girardi probably wasn’t planning on using going into the 9th with a six run lead, was needed to close the game after Wade gave up four runs. But with only two pitches, Soriano was able to get save number 16.

Chris Stewart, in his third straight start filling in for Russell Martin, was able to get a base hit and RBI in the 2nd inning. It was his 8th of the season and scored Nick Swisher on a liner that hit off a diving Jack Hannahans glove. Stewart would add a sac fly in the 8th inning for another RBI capping off a good night.

Curtis Granderson was able get a clutch base hit later in the 3rd inning with a bases loaded, scoring Stewart and Dewayne Wise and helping the Yankees rally with two outs.

Alex Rodriguez, fresh off a day off, was able to hit his 13th homerun of the season in the 7th inning off Tony Sipp.

Derek Jeter celebrated his 38th birthday with a solid 2-5 game getting two base hits with his family in attendance.

Like Jeter, Nick Swisher was able to get 2 hits, going 2-4 in the game and Swisher was able to score both times. Swisher got his average up to .272 on the season in the process.

The Yankees will be playing the final game of the series Wednesday afternoon looking for a sweep as Andy Pettitte (3-3, 3.29) will face Ubaldo Jimenez (7-5, 4.59).

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