Phil Hughes is Solid as Yankees Defeat Blue Jays 2-1
After coming up short Monday night, the Yankees pitching would be great as they defeated the Blue Jays 2-1 on Tuesday Night.
The Yankees would get on the board first in the 3rd inning as Nick Swisher would keep up his hot streak with an RBI single to score Jayson Nix. Curtis Granderson would add another run in the bottom of the 4th with a sacrifice fly that scored the newly accquired Steve Pearce. The Blue Jays would saw the lead in half with a home run by third baseman Adeiny Hechavarria, his first in his major league career.
Phil Hughes would pitch well going 7 innings allowing only the home run to Hechavarria whle strking out 5 and walking 3. Hughes’ opponent Ricky Romero would also pitch well also going 7 innings, striking out 6 and walking 2.
The Yankees bullpen would get it done in the end as David Robertson would have a 5 pitch 1-2-3 8th inning and Rafael Soriano would redeem himself after his outing on Monday night giving him the chance to untuck as he saved the game striking out 2 of the 3 batters he faced.
The rubber game between these two teams will be Wednesday afternoon with CC Sabathia on the mound for the Yankees taking on J.A. Happ for the Jays. You can catch all the play by play with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio. Pregame at 12:30, first pitch at 1:05.