My favorite moment of tonight’s win over the Blue Jays was the double play started by a leaping Cano. Just beautiful.
Hughes pitched very well. I worried as I watched him in the first inning; he was nibbling and his pitch count wasn’t efficient. But he settled down and got on a roll. I don’t think I’ll ever love his style; he frustrates me when he doesn’t put hitters away with two strikes. Still, he must be applauded for his performance tonight.
The offense did just enough to scratch out a couple of runs. (Where would we be without Swisher?) When I saw the lineup before the game, I said, “The new guy is batting cleanup? And Martin is fifth?” It made no sense, but with the others struggling and Tex and A-Rod out, I guess there weren’t a lot of choices.
Anyhow, good job by Robertson and Soriano. And good job by the Yankees to hold onto their division lead.