There wasn’t much to this one really. All you need to know is that the Yankees pounded David Price into Bolivian and cruised to an easy victory after putting up 8 runs in the top of the 3rd.
So yeah, that 8-run 3rd. Price gave up a single and a walk in the 1st and the Yankees got 2 more base hits in the 2nd without scoring. Jacoby Ellsbury led off the top of the 3rd with his second hit of the game and the flood gates immediately opened. The next 8 batters all got a hit, meaning the Yankees literally batted around in the inning to accumulate those 8 runs. The big hits were run-scoring doubles by Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira. Price didn’t record an out in the inning before being pulled and got tuned up for an even dozen hits and all 8 runs. An endless parade of base hits. If only one of them could have been a home run.
While Price was melting down, Shane Greene was staying steady. Miguel Cabrera hit an RBI double off him in the 4th and VIctor Martinez hit a solo home run in the 6th. Outside of that, Greene was money. He only gave up 3 more hits, walked 1, and struck out 8 in 7 innings of work. The dude just keeps turning out quality outings.
– Brett Gardner went 1-4 with a R and RBI in his first game back from the sore ankle. Joe batted him 8th against the lefty starter.
– Since joining the rotation on July 7th, Greene has gone 6+ innings with 2 ER or fewer in 5 of his 9 starts.