The Yanks try to come home 4-2 as they look to do in Tampa what they did in Boston—take 2 of 3. A.J. goes today, then the Yanks are off tomorrow. The home opener is on Tuesday afternoon.
I do know people heading up on Tuesday. I am sure that they will be joining thousands in giving Hideki Matsui a very appreciative round of applause.
I work today, so I’ll have to recap late tonight. Feel free to comment on the game, and remember…keep it clean. Lineup when I get it.
I’ll also have to check who won the Masters, for I’ll miss that too. Phil? Or the Phil-anderer?
…and today’s lineup: Team BA .277
Derek Jeter SS 7 for 23, 2754 hits, 2 RBI .304
Nick Johnson DH 2 for 18, .111, 2 RBI
Mark Teixeira 1B 3 for 20, .150, 3 RBI
Alex Rodriguez 3B still looking for #584; 5 for 23, .217, 2 RBI
Robinson Cano 2B 8 for 21, 2 HR, 6 RBI, .381
Jorge Posada C 5 for 14, .357, 1 HR 2 RBI
Curtis Granderson CF 6 for 19, 2 HR, 3 RBI, .316, 2 sb
Nick Swisher RF 6 for 17, 2 RBI .353
Brett Gardner LF 5 for 13, .385, 3 rbi, 3 SB
RHP A.J. Burnett 0-0, 5.40
Recap: An excellent road trip for the Yankees. They win 2 out of 3 in both Boston and Tampa–two of the best teams in baseball, on the road, and they win both series after dropping the opener.
AJ started rough, giving up 2 in the first, but settled down. 7 IP, just one K, but 2 R on 6 H. Joba gave up a run in the 8th. Mo pitched a scoreless 9th, no save.
Granderson had an RBI double in the 2nd, but the Yanks didn’t take the lead until Posada (starting off better than I thought a 38 year old catcher would) hit a 2-run HR in the 6th.
Alex added a 2-run double in the 7th and Swisher hit a HR in the 8th.
The final was 7-3.
Off day tomorrow, then the home opener.