No, not the former Attorney General. I mean this guy.
I couldn’t believe it when I heard that Nix was out with a tight hamstring, but Alberto filled in more than admirably, both with the bat and the glove.
And how about Hughes? As I wrote in the last post, it’s fun to play the Twins because the Yankees have an uncanny knack for doing well against them. But all that said, Hughes was good tonight. He looked like he meant business, not nibbling, not going into deep counts, just throwing strikes and getting outs. And I liked how he pitched out of trouble in the fourth, instead of melting down. If only he could pitch that way in the Bronx.
Cano continued his hot streak and he and his teammates gave Hughes nice run support after what started out as a pitcher’s duel. Even David Adams got into the act.
Of course, a win wouldn’t be a win this season without injury news to accompany it – injury news in addition to Nix’s hamstring. No sooner did Mo get the save did we learn that Kuroda had flown to New York for an MRI on his hip. The test may have come back “clean,” but are the Yankees really as unconcerned as they say about one of their aces – an ace who’s no spring chicken and who rarely complains about anything?