The Yanks crushed the Red Sox, but added more people to the MASH unit as Cano got hit with a splitter and Nick Johnson hurt his wrist…again. Interestingly, people were talking about the Sports Illustrated jinx and while I don’t buy any of it, Jeter is the only one not injured form the core 4 and he took one in the back from Beckett that seemed a frustration hit to me. Beckett was cruising along throwing 96 and having an excellent curveball and a decent splitter when Nick Swisher followed a couple of hits with a huge 2 out 3 run homer to tick Beckett off. After almost hitting Cervelli on a 3-2 count and then pegging Jeter square in the back, he was done. I would have liked to see the Yankees retaliate at some point because of the lead…I don’t like to retaliate from getting hit, but Cano and Jeter…that is enough. Robertson should have pegged someone instead of walking 2 more guys. Screw Beckett and I am glad to see his ERA go to 7.46.
Meanwhile Phil Hughes continues to deal with a very solid 7 innings and moving to 4-0 with a 1.69 ERA.
Hughes and Swisher were the big players, but there were a lot of contributors including Randy Winn getting 2 hits and Cervelli getting 2 hits and a walk.
One interesting note on the game was Swisher seeing 25 pitches this game.