Tuesday, August 24, 2010
TORONTO—The Yankees slugged five home runs over the wall at Rogers Centre on Tuesday, with Curtis Granderson’s three-run homer serving as the biggest blow to highlight an 11-5 defeat of the Blue Jays.
New York went deep three times in the third inning off Marc Rzepczynski and blasted another two round-trippers in the fifth inning off Brian Tallet, pulling away and extending its advantage.
Mark Teixeira, Marcus Thames and Jorge Posada each clubbed solo home runs in the third-inning barrage, with Thames and Posada going back-to-back to jump the Yankees to a 5-0 lead at the time, knocking Rzepczynski out after that frame.
Is it unreasonable to ask why they couldn’t have hit one or two of those yesterday instead of today?
Teixeira’s gotten his SLG up to .500 for just the second time this season. Let’s keep it up there the rest of the way Teix. It was also nice to see Granderson pick up three hits, including two of lefties.
Dustin Moseley’s now made six starts and the Yankees are 4-2 in those games. He hasn’t really pitched all that well overall, but he’s been acceptable more often than not, and that’s pretty much all you can ask for out of your seventh starter. Unless you have 13 aces of course.
And so far, the Kerry Wood and Austin Kearns acquisitions sure look pretty good, don’t they?