On a day where good Phil Hughes showed up, the Yankees bats were shut down during a two-hit shutout as the Rangers beat them 2-0 in Yankee Stadium on Thursday to take the three game series.
Hughes tossed eight innings and allowed just two runs on five hits, one walk, and five strikeouts. The first run was in the third on a sac fly by Ian Kinsler and the second was a solo shot by Jurickson Profar in the fifth.
Nothing happened other than that. Ichiro Suzuki singled in the first inning and Romine singled in the third. Jayson Nix and Robinson Cano both walked, and only two players got as far as second base. Derek Holland is having a good season, but he’s been bad lately and it wasn’t that he was so good Thursday this was just a particularly bad lineup.
• Jayson Nix is now 11-for-11 in stolen base attempts this year. He plays multiple positions. That’s all the positives I can say for him this year.
• Romine’s hit broke up a 1-for-14 slide with a 1-for-2 day. He’s now hitting .150/.164/.200 in 28 games this season.
• Robinson Cano was thrown out trying to steal in the seventh inning with no outs while the Yankees were down 2-0.
• Vernon Wells went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts. He’s now down to .182/.205/.276 in 48 games since May 1st. Wang to get him out? Throw a slider down and away. He’s just 3-for-28 against that pitch.
• Lyle Overbay went 0-for-3 and is now hitting just .200/.241/.345 in June.
Photo credit: (June 26, 2013 – Source: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images North America).