Yankees vs Orioles Post Game Recap 8/1
The Yankees were able to avoid the sweep at the hands of the Orioles, by winning Wednesdays matinee 12-3, and snapping their four game losing streak.
Phil Hughes was able to bend but not break in picking up 11th win of the season. Hughes allowed nine hits, two walks, but only one earned run while striking out two batters.
Yankees fans got to see a familiar face as fan favorite Joba Chamberlain pitched for the first time in the majors in over a year. Joba however didn’t look very good on the mound in his return giving up four hits, two walks, and two earned runs including a solo shot to J.J Hardy on the second pitch he threw.
Captain Derek Jeter had a big day in the lead-off spot going 3 for 4 with a run scored, and three RBIs.
Curtis Granderson also played a very good game going 2 for 5 including hitting his 29th home run of the season in the first inning.
Nick Swisher saw himself in the middle of the order batting in three hole, and produced going 2 for 4 scoring two runs, knocking in a RBI, and hit his 24th double of the season.
Second baseman Robinson Cano provided the big hit of the game in the third inning hitting a Grand Slam off Kevin Gregg for his 24th homerun of the season, and now has 62 RBIs.
Casey McGehee got his first start in pinstripes filling in for Mark Teixeira at first, and did a pretty good job at the plate drawing two walks, scoring two runs, and had two RBIs.
Jayson Nix got the start against the lefty Zach Britton, and was able to have himself a nice game in the bottom of the order going 3 for 4 with an RBI, and two runs scored.
The Yankees will be off on Thursday, and then will host the Mariners at home on Friday with C.C Sabathia (10-4, 3.57) and Kevin Millwood (4-8, 3.90) on the mound.