The Rangers again jumped all over a Yankees pitcher, but the offense couldn’t pick him up like they did in the first game. The final score was 7-2 as the Yankees and Rangers split the first two games of the ALCS. The series now heads back to the Bronx on Monday night.
Here are some highlights:
- Phil Hughes only lasted 4 innings and allowed all 7 runs on 10 hits and 3 walks.
- The Yankees bullpen held the Rangers scoreless the final 4 innings.
- Robinson Cano is red hot. He hit a bomb to right field and also doubled.
- Other than that the offense was very quiet. Nobody aside from Cano had a multi-hit game. They did manage 7 walks, but left 12 men on base.
Here’s one thing I don’t like, it’s pretty much a five game series right now and Texas has Lee starting game one. One bright side to this thinking is, the Yankees have home field advantage. <–This is the same exact scenario the Yankees would have been in had they won the division except their rotation isn’t lined up.
For the skeptical out there, this series is not over. No matter what you say, it is not over.