Yanks Get One Back From Rays
The Yankees topped Tampa Bay in game two of a three-game series 4-2. What seemed like a potential Rays sweep after game one and Matt Moore’s dominating performance while CC Sabathia struggled could now be a Yankees series win, their fifth straight.
The great: Ichiro Suzuki. Ichiro’s legs helped tie the game in the 8th and his 9th inning two-run single gave New York a 4-2 lead. He’s starting to come around.
The good: Phil Hughes. Rocky start. Strong finish. Hughes lasted 7 innings for the second straight time and allowed just two runs but no home runs. Repeat, NO HOME RUNS ALLOWED BY PHIL HUGHES.
Simply Mo: Mariano Rivera recorded his 6th save of the season. He was lights out save for a leadoff home run by Evan Longoria. Rivera now has 614 career saves. Remarkable.
New York sends 3-0 Andy Pettitte to the mound on Wednesday night against Alex Cobb (2-1) of the Rays.
By: Mike Lindsley, “Mid-Day with Mike,” 1-4, Yankees pre/post game host on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio. Follow him on Twitter @MikeLSports.