Hey, remember when it was 7-1 because Phil Hughes couldn’t get out of the third and Cory Wade gave up a two run homer and the Yankees were about to get swept by the A’s at home for the first time since 2006? Yeah, I don’t either.
This was the lead in that Larry was going to have for the recap after Hughes was removed:
I guess the A’s didn’t take too kindly to me assuming they were pushovers and also weren’t too jazzed about playing doormat to the Yankees these last few years, as they jumped all over Phil Hughes early en route to a 7-1 throttling and a series sweep of the Yankees at home for the first time since June 2006. This was also the third time the Yankees have been swept in New Yankee Stadium, all three coming in this season.
Well, as Mr. Burgandy might say: That escalated quickly. I mean it really jumped up a notch.
The Yankees clearly took that six run deficit personally, because after Hughes exited the game, they outscored the A’s 21-2 including Too Many Homers, one of which set a record. Between the 5th-8th innings, the Yankees sent 40 men to the plate. The best part, though, was obviously Jorge Posada manning second base in the ninth inning for the first time in his Major League career.
I missed the beginning of this one while at work, but got into the car and put on the radio just in time to hear Hughes get pulled and hear Cory Wade give up a three run home run to Cliff Pennington, which put the Yankees into a 7-1 hole. On the bright side of things for Hughes, he struck out five batters and walked none. On the not so bright side, he gave up seven hits and allowed six runs (two runs charged to Hughes scored because of the homer). The score stayed at 7-1until Robinson Cano stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded in the sixth and delivered his second grand slam of the year, to pull the Yankees within one, 7-6. The comeback was, as they say, on.
The very next inning, Russell Martin came up with the sacks juiced and he lined a ball just over the auxiliary scoreboard in right field for the Yankees’ second grand slam of the game and Martin’s second home run of the game. Today’s game was the fourth multi-homer game for Martin in 2011. Cano (sac fly) and Martin (RBI single) would add single runs to the ledger in the 7th inning.
Not to be left out of the party, Curtis Granderson added a grand slam in the 8th to notch 103 RBIs, which extends his career high. Oh and that grand slam was historic: No team had ever hit three grand slams in one game before that Granderson homer.
All told, the Yankees had 21 hits and 13 walks. Each player had a hit except for Mark Teixeira and Eric Chavez. Martin ended the day with five hits while Derek Jeter and Eduardo Nunez each had three hits. Granderson, Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Nick Swisher, and Brett Gardner each had two walks.
The WPA Graph is just beautiful if you’re a Yankees fan.
Big ups need to be thrown to Hector Noesi and Boone Logan (who got the W in relief) who combined for 2.3 innings of scoreless ball. Noesi did all three hits and a walk, but he didn’t allow runs to score. Logan tossed 1.1 perfect innings, striking out all four batters he faced. They kept the Yankees in the game while it was still close and allowed the offense to do its patience-and-power thing.
After the first two games of this series, which were beyond frustrating, it was nice to watch a bit of a laugher. The Yankees roll into Baltimore for a long weekend series and now the A’s will march up to Boston to take on the Red Sox.
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