I was so down on the Yankees when Vernon Wells broke up Javier Vazquez’s no-hitter in the sixth inning with a two-run homer. The Yankees had scored just three runs in the series up to that point, and I was already starting to look forward to next week’s series with Baltimore.
But then something great happened to the Yankees. For one, I got my Yankees shirt washed with the rest of my laundry. But perhaps more influential was Joe Girardi losing his cool in the eighth inning leading to an ejection and a ruined batter’s box.
Following the ejection, the Yankees plated three runs in the inning to take a 4-2 lead and went on to win 4-3.
Best of all: Vazquez and Robinson Cano led the way. Vazquez K’d nine, walked four and allowed just that one hit. Cano had three hits, including the game-winning two-run single.
Worst of all: Mark Teixeira. He’s 3-for-24 this month. I have absolutely no idea why the Blue Jays intentionally walked him in the eighth.
Coming up: The Yankees will take an off day Monday and then a three-game set in Baltimore.