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Hughes Betcha

Well, I missed the whole damn affair. Family gathering upstate. Had to be done and it turned out to be a nice time. I checked the score from time-to-time and was thrilled to learn that Phil Hughes, after giving up a couple of runs in the first, was stingy. He went eight innings and a two-run home run by Robinson Cano–yes, that man again–broke the tie as the Yankees beat the White Sox, 4-2.

Cano is surging, is in the prime of his career, and more than capable of carrying the team for weeks at a time. It’s also been great to see Hughes, Nova and Kuroda pitching well, am I right?

Zach Schonbrun has a nice write-up in the Times.

Coupled with a Baltimore loss the Yanks are now six games ahead in the American League East. That’s the way to beat the heat. Nice job by the Yanks after losing the first two games of the series–the White Sox got two runs in the last couple of games.

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And on Old Timer’s Day (covered here by Harvey Araton), Derek Jeter, C.C. Sabathia, Curtis Granderson and Cano were selected to the All Star Game. Sabathia was replaced by C.J. Wilson. Also, the Yanks picked up a reliever today and over at River Ave Blues, Mike Axisa can’t figure it.

[Featured Image via: Kathy Willens/AP Photo; interior pictures by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images and Willens]

Categories:  1: Featured  Game Recap  Yankees

Tags:  Old-Timers Day  Phil Hughes  Robinson Cano

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1 Matt Blankman   ~  Jul 1, 2012 9:08 pm

Robinson Cano is good at baseball.

2 Chyll Will   ~  Jul 1, 2012 9:11 pm

Axsia seems to be impressed with Qualls' wOBA with right handers, which I guess is the only reason you get him... *snicker* Pitchers are dropping like flies in Oakland Coliseum or whatever they're calling it now, so it's not a big deal if they got him to replace Wade for the time being.

wOBA Fett? Does that work for the rest of you?

3 Matt Blankman   ~  Jul 1, 2012 9:17 pm

Alex, do you remember a Joe Flaherty character on SCTV named Hugh Betcha?

4 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 1, 2012 9:32 pm

[2] "wOBA Fett"...hahah!

5 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 1, 2012 9:33 pm

Watched the game while doing some housework, good win. Really digging Cano's monster season. Great Phil Phranchise and Soriano to close it.

6 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 2, 2012 12:17 am

Robinson is special.

7 Boatzilla   ~  Jul 2, 2012 7:21 am

Man, that's a great picture of Jeets and Cano. That might be the best picture I've ever seen of those two. In fact, it is. And as Jazz knows, I'm not prone to exaggeration. (eh-hem)

8 phil_bonanno   ~  Jul 2, 2012 8:13 am

was at the yard for the whole enchilada and it was just great, despite the heat. Watching Jetes joking from the dugout while Bernie, Tino and Paulie lined up for the Old TImers salute was gold. Got a major lump on my throat when Yogi and Whitey came out.

We were a little frustrated in the 1st when the sox plated two and the yanks came right back to load the bases with none out and got zilch for it (prime culprit was one R Cano believe it or not....he made amends!), but Chavez answered nicely in the 2nd. Didn't miss A-Rod one iota.

Hughes breezed through the middle innings despite some ornery hitters in that lineup (Adam Dunn is just a mountain of a man in person - the only guy on the field yesterday who could man up was Tanyon Sturtze), which was appreciated by the fans who sat through the early and late shows.

Some nice glove work (Jetes, teix) and some jawing between AJ Pierzynski (who else) and his starting pitcher gave us some additional fireworks.

It's my one game for the year on my annual excursion back from Australia and it didn't disappoint. have half a mind to ship up to Boston to catch a bit of that action....

9 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 2, 2012 8:17 am

[7] Ka-Chow!

[8] Great scheduling! Yanks on the West Coast during my whole visit. :(

Yeah, what was that between AJ and Floyd?

10 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 2, 2012 8:36 am

3) No! That's classic.

11 YankeeAbby   ~  Jul 2, 2012 12:42 pm

[7] I concur, Boat...worth a 1000+ words!

Silly question, but anyone see Cano as future Captain material after Jeter?

12 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 2, 2012 12:52 pm

11) I don't. But who knows?

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