Thursday, May 28, 2009
The New York Yankees defeated the Texas Rangers 9-2 tonight. They won the series two games to one. A.J. Burnett got the start going 6 shutout innings with 3 hits, 4 walks and 7 strikeouts. Jose Veras gave up a couple of runs, Dave Robertson got the two guys he saw out and Chien-Ming Wang threw two perfect innings. Chien-Ming Wang looked very good tonight which was a great sign. Mark Teixeira had a 2 run homerun to get them started in the first inning. Hideki Matsui hit two homeruns, Derek Jeter had 3 hits and 2 walks, A-rod had a hit, Brett Gardner had a couple of hits as well as Kevin Cash. Robinson Cano hit a homerun, everyone got into the act offensively and the Yankees moved into a first place tie with Boston. The Yankees also have the best record on the road in the AL and will enjoy their day off tomorrow before playing in Cleveland for four games in a weekend wraparound series. The Yankees also got good news before the game with the news that Jorge Posada will rejoin the team on Friday and Brian Bruney has no structural damage according to Dr. James Andrews. I am sure Bruney will be out for at least a couple of weeks maybe up to 3 weeks which is ok if he comes back and stays healthy the rest of the year. Melky Cabrera is also ok and may miss up to a week.