Raul Ibanez had a HR and drove in 3 runs, and backup C Chris Stewart had 2 hits, walked, stole a base, and scored 3 runs as the Yanks beat Seattle 6-2 today.
It was a day of “fives” for starter Freddy Garcia, who pitched five innings, evened his record at 5-5, and lowered his ERA to 5.00.
5 IP, 2 R, 5 h, 4 walks and 2 K for Freddy.
Garcia gave up a run in the first on a single by Jesus Montero, but Montero, trying to score on a single later in the inning, was thrown out at home by Swisher for the last out of the inning. The Yanks got the run right back when Granderson singled, Jeter forced him and Cano singled. Jeter went to third and Cano went to second on the throw. Teixeira then tapped one toward second, and because of the shift and the second baseman playing in short right field, he was able to beat it out for a hit while Jeter scored.
The Yanks went ahead in the third on a double by Stewart, who then scored on an error made when Granderson batted.
In the fourth, Stewart singled, stole second and scored on hit #3227 by Jeter to make it 3-1. (He got 3228 later).
Montero drove in another run in the fifth to cut it to 3-2.
Ibanez hit a solo HR in the bottom of the fifth to make it 4-2. It was Raul’s 15th HR of the season.
Ibanez then drove in two more runs in the bottom of the sixth with a bases-loaded single to make it 6-2.
Boone Logan pitched two perfect innings.
2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K. ERA 3.62.
David Robertson pitched the eighth. 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 0 K. ERA 2.02.
Even though it was not a save situation, Soriano pitched the ninth to get some work in. He pitched a 1-2-3.
1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. ERA 1.88.
The Yanks go to 63-44. They now head to Detroit for four games, and my friends, members of the Lehigh Valley Yankee Fan Club, will be there (I won’t be… work, $$$, etc.).