May 5, 2010

Yanks complete sweep of Orioles

Coming off a sweep of the Red Sox, the Orioles came to The Bronx looking to do the same to the Yankees. Instead, the Yankees were the ones holding the brooms.

The Yankees (19-8) held on to beat the O’s (7-21) 7-5 today behind Nick Johnson’s perfect day at the plate.

Quick ‘Cap:
Johnson went 3-for-3 with a solo homer in the first and two walks to lead the Yanks. Andy Pettitte threw five innings of one-run ball and was inexplicably taken out of the game (check back for updates).

UPDATE: Pettitte’s getting an MRI on his throwing arm. Joe Girardi being cautious with the 37-year-old.

Sergio Mitre, Damaso Marte and David Robertson bridged the gap to the ninth with a 7-3 lead. Robertson, still in, allowed back-to-back homers and was pulled for Boone Logan. Logan walked his only batter and Alfredo Aceves (the last reliever available) got Ty Wigginton to fly out. Orioles-Yankees box score.

Johnson and Mark Teixeira are both still hitting in the .170s. Both are hitting .333 or better in May, so I expect them to stay hot the rest of the month.

Line of the Day:
Johnson: 3-for-3, HR, 2 R, 2 BB.

Up Next:
Off day Thursday then off to Fenway Park for the weekend. I’ll post a series preview as usual.

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