The Yankees did themselves a huge favor by coming back to win yesterday afternoon’s game. They’ve blown more than a few games like that already this season and the failure to win those games is what has them in second place in the division. The offense no-showing today made yesterday’s win all the more important and allowed them to leave Houston with their heads held at least at normal head-holding position after dropping the series finale to the Astros.
The Yanks jumped out to the early lead in the top of the 3rd, thanks in part to some bad pitching (Stephen Drew walk), worse pitching (wild pitch in the next at-bat), and clutch hitting (Brett Gardner RBI single). That was all they would get off Houston starter Colin McHugh, however. He held them to 1 measly hit over the next 5 innings and set the stage for his team’s comeback.