Didn’t see any of this one due to a beautiful early evening spent on the Great Lawn playing catch and drinking wine, followed by a trip to Shake Shack in honor of National Hamburger Day. Thankfully the Yankees did what they were supposed to do and ripped the last-place Indians 8-2 on Friday night.
In Curtis Granderson‘s much-anticipated return to the lineup, Phil Hughes regained his early season dominant form, throwing seven innings of two-run ball while striking out eight in the process, including the first five batters he faced(!) It was actually only a two-run game going into the bottom of the seventh, primarily due to a second inning Nick Swisher two-run home run (has anyone come through with more timely bombs than Swish thus far this season? I think not) that gave the Yankees an early and much-needed lead.
The gamebreaking blast was a Robinson Cano grand slam in the 7th, which helped give the Yankees their biggest margin of victory in nearly two weeks, since Andy Pettitte beat the Twins 7-1 on Saturday, May 15.… Click here to read the rest