Russell Martin that is just in case you were wondering. The Canadian is rakin’, 2 home runs in this game and 6 for the season so far. He said he did a little more work in the off season and is feeling healthy. I think it is the ‘batter whisperer Kevin Long’ that is doing it.
Phil Hughes is rehabbing and may start a minor league game in the next week. He said his arm is feeling better and the pitching coach likes what he sees.
~~Yankees 15, Orioles 3~~
Despite having flu-like symptoms, CC pitched a full 8 innings, he threw 103 pitches, 76 of them were strikes and picked up his first win of the season. I hope he hasn’t blown his chance for a Cy Young. Ha Ha
Yankees struck early with Derek hitting a single, Mark a double and Alex doubling to bring in Derek and Mark. Then Robbie brought in Alex with a single. This makes the 12th game in a row he has got a hit. Go Robbie! So the Yankees got 3 runs without hitting a home run, shocking!
Then the O’s pitcher seemed to settle down, until the 6th inning. With Robbie and Nick on base, Russell hit his first home run of the night. That was the last inning for that pitcher. Then Adam Jones did that in the 7th inning for the Orioles. D immediately said, ‘CC needs to come out now!’ He’s an idiot. So they scored 3 runs, we had 6, and then in the next inning, Jorge hit a two run home run (yes I tweeted Hip-Hip Jorge) and Russell hit his second home run of the night. I love back-to-back home runs, so much fun.
With 2 outs in inning Derek walked, Curtis singled and Mark walked. Alex was next up. D started saying Alex is going to hit a home run now. Em started saying, Oh he was doing that at the beginning of last year, he got bored with it. Meanwhile Showalter was replacing the pitcher and Alex was on-deck, swinging the bat around, over his right shoulder and then over his left shoulder, smooth fluid moves, without a break in rhythm, I don’t know if he was showing off, or trying to psych out the other players, maybe that is just what he does when he is waiting. Then he hit a grand slam. So D isn’t a total idiot.
For Russell’s next at bat he got hit by a pitch. Of course the big question is, was it intentional? Of course the pitcher claims it wasn’t, “There’s no way that I would do that and intentionally go at somebody’s head or go way up there,” Rupe said. “I know how to hit a guy when the situation calls for it, and that wasn’t it.” Which is the same thing Ken Singleton says, around the waist, not at the head or shoulders. But when Russell turned to look at the pitcher, he was mad. Brett got him back though, he hit a home run. His first of the season. Yay Brett! Now it is my sweet Nicky’s turn. ♥
~~ Questo è tutto, dice la principessa ~~ 😛