Here’s all you really need to know about today’s game (Thanks to Yahoo!):
Bottom 4th: NY Yankees
- A. Rodriguez doubled to right
- V. Wells singled to pitcher
- C. Granderson walked, A. Rodriguez to third, V. Wells to second
- M. Reynolds singled, A. Rodriguez scored, V. Wells to third, C. Granderson to second
- A. Romine singled to shallow center, V. Wells and C. Granderson scored, M. Reynolds to third
- B. Gardner doubled to shallow right, M. Reynolds scored, A. Romine to third
- D. Jeter singled to pitcher, A. Romine scored, B. Gardner to third
- R. Cano popped out to second
- A. Soriano doubled to left, B. Gardner scored, D. Jeter to third
- A. Rodriguez walked
- J. Petricka relieved D. Axelrod
- V. Wells safe at first on first baseman A. Dunn’s throwing error, D. Jeter and A. Soriano scored, A. Rodriguez to second
- C. Granderson grounded into fielder’s choice, A. Rodriguez to third, V. Wells out at second
- M. Reynolds grounded into fielder’s choice, C. Granderson out at second
8 runs, 7 hits, 2 errors
Chi White Sox 0, NY Yankees 9
It wasn’t pretty for the White Sox. Poor Hawk Harrelson even said it was one of the worst innings he’s ever covered as a Chicago broadcaster and poor Dylan Axelrod was lit up for eight runs – six earned – in his 2 1/3 innings of work.
And the people who were worried about Phil Hughes‘ performance today had nothing to worry about thanks to a one hour and 53-minute rain delay which began in the second inning. He gave up one hit in his inning and a third of work and was only at 20 pitches when the delay occurred. In fact, Hughes opened the game with a 10-pitch, 1-2-3 first inning.
David Huff came in when they game resumed play and he pitched 5 2/3 innings of five-hit, one-run ball with three strikeouts. His only blemish was a solo home run by Paul Konerko in the seventh inning.
Brett Gardner hit two more doubles today. He’s a doub, doub, double machine, double machine, watch him get down– Sorry. That couldn’t be helped.
Tomorrow, Yankee fans and White Sox fans may be in for a treat with the pitching matchup: Chris Sale vs. Hiroki Kuroda. Yankee fans are also hoping Kuroda turns things around. His last few starts haven’t been pretty and the Yankees need him to make a correction while they’re fighting for their playoff lives.