(A whole lotta something sorta Grand-ish. Courtesy of The AP)
Gonna have to make this one quick. Damn internet at the apartment has been crapping out all last night and all this morning. Plus the game was so one-side that I don't really need to waste a whole lot of words describing what everybody already knows. But in case you missed it, here are the highlights.
- Mark Teixeira's hustle down the line and the Fraud Sawx's laziness in trying to turn 2 kept the bottom of the 1st alive for the Yankees, and Raul Ibanez made that count with a 2-run homer to make it 3-1 New York early.
- Bahhston would keep it close through 3 and a half innings thanks to 3 solo home runs off of Yankees' starter Phil Hughes, but that was all they would get as Hughes settled down and managed to work 7 innings.
- The lead was extended from 4-3 to 6-3 in the bottom of the 4th on an Ichiro Suzuki single and a Russell Martin 2-run HR. Always good to see the bottom of the order producing.
- Props to Joe for sticking with Hughes despite Hughes having to work hard through 5 innings and clearly not having his best command, and props to Hughes for rewarding Joe's faith by retiring the sides in the 6th and 7th in order.
- Curtis Granderson had the final big blow in the bottom of the 8th to cap off his day with a 2-out grand slam in the bottom of the 8th, his 28th HR of the season. It was a GRANDERSLAM! Nailed it.
- C-Grand: 3-5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, 4 RBI. That'll work.
- Ibanez: 1-2, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 LOB. He's been slumping lately. Hopefully when Swish gets back, he can move to the full-time DH role and heat back up a bit for the stretch run.
- Eric Chavez: 0-3. It's not the 0-fer that bothers me as much as the HBP that Chavez took and had to leave the game because of. The Yankees can't afford to lose any more parts of the lineup at the moment.
Game 2 of the series is this afternoon, with the Yankees' actual ace (CC Sabathia) facing off against the Fraud Sawx's hypothetical ace (Jon Lester).