Just about every Yankee got a hit in the Boogie Down in Friday’s 11-7 clobbering of the Cleveland Indians. Robinson Cano and Jorge Posada had three hits apiece. Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson hit home runs that may not have landed yet. (A-Rod hit his bomb into the left field bleachers, right next to the sports bar, a shot that ESPN measures at 460 feet!) Mark Teixeira was on base four times and had a three run double. Brett Gardner came a few feet shy of a homer and had to settle for a double. In total the Bombers took a commanding 11-2 lead into the eighth inning. Injuries or not, few bullpens will give that back.
Ivan Nova, meanwhile, pitched well. He lasted seven innings allowing just two runs and four hits on 100 pitches, striking out six and walking just three. Nova normally doesn’t miss many bats. The difference between this and most of his other starts was that he had excellent command of his curveball.… Click here to read the rest