Figures, I just wrote about A-Rod losing the pop he once had in his bat yesterday. All 3 of the home runs A-Rod hit were not cheapies either. The first was a solo, part of a 3 homer inning that featured a back-to-back by Granderson and Posada. The second and third were 2 run homers with Tex on board. With the 3 home runs, Rodriguez is now 5 shy from the infamous Sammy Sosa on the all time home run list.
One thing that should not be forgotten, while Granderson only hit 1 homer, he did hit 2 deep fly outs to the warning track. Could this 3 game hitting streak be the start of things for Granderson?
On the pitching side of things, Hughes pitched rather well. If you take a scalding hot Wilson Betemit out of the equation (I can’t stand him), Hughes’ lone other run came as the result of the following sequence: weak infield single, bloop single, single due to Gardner losing the ball in the sky, ground out. It was pretty impressive that Hughes got out of that bases loaded jam with only 1 run given up, as the bad fortune could have easily shaken up Hughes.
Lastly, Watch Posada’s home run, it takes out a fan(he’s wearing a blue shirt).