I was going to do a good news/bad news feature for this recap but there wasn’t a lot of good news today. I guess the fact that the Yankees scored one more run than they did yesterday was a good thing, right? Unfortunately for the Yanks, who scored four whole runs, Detroit scored eight runs on 17 hits against Yankee pitchers.
The only guys who seem to be hitting in the Yankees’ lineup are the new guys. Vernon Wells hit another home run today while Travis Hafner and Lyle Overbay each had RBI singles. Robinson Cano walked and scored but was hitless with two strikeouts in his other at bats.
Actually, if there was a hitting star of the day for the Yankees, it would be Overbay who finished 2-4 for two RBI.
Phil Hughes had three good innings – good as in the Tigers didn’t score – sandwiched between two not so great innings. In the bottom of the first, he gave up a run on a Prince Fielder sacrifice fly.… Click here to read the rest