Good morning everyone!
The Yankees beat the Rangers last night 4-3 on a walkoff homer by Ichiro Suzuki off of Texas reliever Tanner Scheppers with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.
All four of the runs scored by the Yankees were the result of solo homers. Travis Hafner, Jayson Nix, and Brett Gardner were the other Yankees besides Suzuki to go deep, all of them homering off of Rangers ace Yu Darvish.
Hiroki Kuroda was a little shaky, allowing two home runs, but pitched well enough to keep the Yankees in the game.
Tonight’s game begins at 7:05 ET PM and Andy Pettitte(5-5, 4.20 ERA) will face Justin Grimm(6-5, 5.57 ERA). The game will be broadcast on YES and ESPN2.
Now on today’s news links:
Patrick Rishe of Forbes has this great article on Cashman’s disappointment with A-Rod.
Ben Shpigel of the New York Times says the Yankees desire to trim payroll won’t interfere with this season’s spending needs.
Steve Politi of the Star-Ledger says Michael Pineda could be a difference maker for the Yankees.
Have a great day everyone!!!