Yanks Set Franchise Scoring Record in Nightcap Win
The Yankees pummeled the Orioles scoring 12 runs in the first inning. That sets a franchise record for most runs scored in the first inning. The only other time 12 runs were scored in a single inning by the Yankees was back on June 21, 2005 when the Yankees faced the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
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In the 17-3 Yankee victory, Robinson Cano set a career high with 5 hits in the game. Ivan Nova made the start for the Yankees. He went 7 innings give up 6 hits, 2 runs, walking 1 and striking out 6. Both runs were surrendered to Vlad Guerrero.
While this pitching line for Nova is good, he coasted through this start due to the significant lead and run support. One real important note, it took Nova roughly 30 pitches to escape the top of the first inning as the Orioles worked the counts on Nova and made him work. He also got some great defensive help from Brett Gardner with a great catch in the outfield.
Both of the Yankees' top trade prospects were eliminated from their trade board as Ubaldo Jimenez got sent to Cleveland in a deal and Hiroki Kuroda informed the Dodgers he would not waive his no-trade clause. Both of these pitchers were at the top of the Yankees' wish list.
If Bartolo Colon, Freddy Garcia, and Ivan Nova can continue doing what they're doing, then the Yankees can survive. However, the Yankees don't really have a true second starter behind CC Sabathia unless if you believe AJ Burnett is that guy, which most Yankee fans don't believe. If anything, Bartolo Colon has been pitching like a #2 starter.
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