Ah… first place. Feels good. Being that the Yanks have a doctor’s appointment Tuesday night, I’m really glad that they swept the Astros.
It wasn’t as pretty of an ending to a game as Hughes has been used to, but Hughes recording his 9th victory which is tops among AL starting pitchers (And any pitcher not named Ubaldo). After giving up only 1 earned run going into the 6th, Hughes lost it in the rain. Giving up four runs with two outs in the 6th inning, including a homer by Kevin Cash. You have to figure Cash had the edge because he caught Hughes last year. He doesn’t go 2 for 3 with a walk against Hughes, otherwise. Still stung though.
Posada continued right where he left off from yesterday, hitting his 2nd grand slam in as many days. The Yankee announcers said that the last time that was done by a Yankee was by Bill Dickey. That’s a long time ago. Cano extended his hitting streak to 7 games with authority. He’s just as hot now as he was back in April, and it’s awesome.
With a day off today, the Yanks prepare to host the somewhat slumping Phillies. Hopefully they can take advantage.