Sunday, August 28, 2011
BALTIMORE—Curtis Granderson grabbed hold of the Major League lead with two home runs, and the Yankees hit three consecutive blasts in the sixth inning, powering an 8-3 drubbing of the Orioles on Sunday.
The offensive display came in the second game of a split-admission doubleheader, after Baltimore had bested New York, 2-0, behind a strong pitching performance by left-hander Zach Britton.
Maybe he should win the MVP after all.
You have to be impressed with the way the Yankees recovered from an insurmountable 2-0 deficit in the second inning to take the nightcap. Ivan Nova settled in after a rough start and continued his positive trend of striking hitters out while walking them with less frequency, finish the game with seven Ks and three BBs over seven innings.
Random cool stat of the night:
|Robertson - Bases Loaded||16||16||1||1||0||0||0||13||.063||.063||.125||.188|
Yes, David Robertson has struck out 13 of the 16 hitters he’s faced with the bases loaded this year.
Losing the first game was annoying, but seeing Bartolo Colon pitching as well as he did takes some of that annoyance away for me.
Hopefully the Yankees can take tomorrow’s game and salvage a 2-5 road trip.