Yank’s baseball weekend is over.
Even suffering from an injury fest earlier this month, New York managed to find their pace and have themselves good games this past 2 days.
They picked up the win on Saturday with solid 5 innings from David Phelps and the same consistency by the relievers. It was an unusual game, but the Yankees managed to get their lead early and homer their way to a 7-1 victory.
Sunday doubleheader started way more exciting with a 3-run first inning that opened the gates for a 4-3 win. RBI singles from Mark Teixeira and Brian McCann and a RBI double by Brett Gardner made sure the Yankees stayed on top. Kuroda is 3-3.
The second game of the day looked like spring training for minor league teams though. Terrible start from both with inconsistent pitching by Aceves – who is now 0-1 – ended with the Yankees losing 5-3. LF Josh Harrison’s highlight catch probably sealed the deal – Rob Solarte’s hit would have put Jeter on scoring position after a single from the Captain on the first pitch of the 8th. Solarte is a perfect example of what the Yankees need to step up their game, more consistency – he had a 0-13 record before hitting the homer to tie the game. It is not the first time he’s been through ups and downs like this.
Considering the number of injuries the team has suffered, it was a decent weekend.
New York is headed to Chicago. Tuesday at the Wrigley Field they start their series against the Cubs.