Yankees Notes: Recap, Montero, Mesa

The Yankees were facing the Royals with CC Sabathia on the mound, so you knew it was going to be a good night and it was as the Yankees got a good start and just enough offense to win 4-3.

Here are some notes:

  • Curtis Granderson went 2-for-3 on his first day back since restructuring his swing.
  • Austin Kearns hit his 1st homer as a Yankee and his 9th of the season.
  • This is the first time Sabathia picked up 15 wins by his 25th start in his career. He’s going for 20.
  • Nick Swisher went 3-for-4, but had to be lifted late in the game because of the extreme heat.
  • Jesus Montero was named Triple-A International League Player of the Month for July. His numbers: 23 G, .342 BA, .441 OBP, 1.072 OPS, 5 HR.
  • So far Montero’s August has been even better: 9 G, .441 BA, .513 OBP, 1.307 OPS, 3 HR.
  • Melky Mesa, High-A OF, won Player of the Week honors.

Good start to the series last night. I’d really like to see the Yankees sweep this, what should be an easy series. They have Dustin Moseley (2-1, 3.86) going against Kyle Davies (5-7, 5.21). Moseley has been good, but hopefully the offense shows up to help him out tonight.

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