Soriano finished the night 2-5 but the two hits were home runs and he finished with four RBI on the night. Derek Jeter was 2-5 with an RBI, Alex Rodriguez was 2-4 with a home run, an RBI and a walk and Curtis Granderson was also 2-4.
Noticeably absent from the recap is poor Robinson Cano who was nailed by a J.A. Happ pitch in his first at bat and had to leave the game. It seemed like forever until we found out the results of his x-rays - negative, thank goodness - and he's day-to-day.
That wait was agonizing because everyone assumed the news would be bad from how Cano's hand was reacting to being hit. It was trembling similarly to Jayson Nix's and Nix is out for the season.
Happ was chased from the game in the fifth inning after 86 pitches - compare that to Pettitte who exited the game after seven and had 89 pitches. He gave up five runs on seven hits - he gave up Soriano's two blasts - with two walks and five strikeouts. Esmil Rogers didn't fare so well either. He surrendered Rodriguez's blast and a home run by Mark Reynolds.