Okay, so that was fun, funny and there were some fireworks. (We'll get to those later.)
First up, the offense which was fun to watch. Over the past two games, the Yankees have scored a combined 25 runs against Cleveland pitching. Brett Gardner finished 4-5 with two RBI to raise his average nearly 100 points to .257 (don't you love April?). Robinson Cano's bat continued where it left off yesterday with Cano going 4 for 6 with a home run, two doubles and 5 RBI.
The other two guys with multi-hit games are part of the funny portion of this recap: Francisco Cervelli and Lyle Overbay. In all fairness, I shouldn't laugh at Cervelli because he's been great so far in this young season and is batting .353 at the moment. Will he sustain that? Probably not but it's fun to watch right now. Cervelli finished 2-4 with an RBI. As for Overbay, he was also part of the home run derby portion of the game and finished 3-5 with an RBI.
Youkilis was involved in the fireworks portion of tonight's contest. Apparently, Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco was not happy with the Bronx Bombers scoring seven runs off of him in three and 2/3 innings of work so he plunked Youkilis. It was obvious it was intentional and he was thrown out of the game. It was also obvious that the Yankees weren't done scoring because they scored 14 runs total.
Back to Youkilis, his home run was the 150th of his career and here's an interesting tidbit from Jeff Quagliata of YES: "Youkilis has been HBP & HRed in same game 11 times. This is 3rd time he was hit 1st, then HRed. Though he did HR get hit, then HR again once."
And how can I not mention Mr. Andy Pettitte who pitched seven strong innings, gave up one run on five hits, struck out four and walked three? He earned his second win of the season and the 247th of his career and that ties him with Jack Quinn for 47th on the all-time wins list.
The Yankees will try to get the series win with a victory tomorrow, yes, it's a four-game series. And speaking of four, the Yankees are now 4-4. You can step off the ledge now.