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Yankees go deep to win doubleheader opener

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 07, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Andruw Jones was a part of back-to-back home runs twice this afternoon. He went deep right after Nick Swisher in the first inning, then right before Jayson Nix in the fourth. The offensive firepower backed another strong start from Freddy Garcia and gave the Yankees a 6-1 win in the first game of today’s doubleheader in Boston. Garcia delivered 6.2 innings, allowing one run while striking out five. Derek Jeter had three hits, Swisher had three RBI and the Yankees will give the ball to Phil Hughes to try to pull off the doubleheader sweep in a few hours.

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75 Responses to “Yankees go deep to win doubleheader opener”

  1. Tabbert July 7th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    That has to be one depressing clubhouse in boston now. I bet they don’t even want to play tonight.

  2. yankeefeminista July 7th, 2012 at 3:47 pm


  3. Dj July 7th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Time to take a break before the next game starts…

  4. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 7th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Very funny line. Tom Curran just said that Sux are petitioning the MLB to have the next two games rained out!

    Curran is really giving the Yankees props but Rice (if I am translating correctly) is making excuses left and right for the Suxers.





  5. J. Alfred Prufrock July 7th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Good win, fellas.

    Now I have some luscious ears of fresh, locally grown organic corn to cook and eat!

    Looking forward to the nitecap!

  6. raymagnetic July 7th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Andruw Jones reads the lohud blog??? :shock:

    “a lot of people don’t wanna give us credit for being able to score runs……we just hit home runs”

  7. J. Alfred Prufrock July 7th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Nice interview with Andruw.

    Kudos to him and his wife for their work against domestic violence.

    Onto the kitchen.

  8. yankeefeminista July 7th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Food break, Huuughes in 3 hours…

  9. bruceb July 7th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Nice to see Jones contributing…it’s been a while. Hope he gets another crack at another lefty tonight. Great job by Freddie too. Let’s hope Hughes can rub salt in the wound tonight.

  10. kd July 7th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    it’s official. the red sox are in last place. hehe

  11. tucker July 7th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    It’s really time to put the boot on the Sox’ throat. Take another in the second game and the Sox face a double-digit deficit … The sox are a talented bunch when they get healthy. You want to put as much doubt in their ability to come back as possible. Such doubt can make those injuries linger just a bit longer and drive dissention in their clubhouse. If you are the Yanks, that is what you want.

  12. Mike_Boston July 7th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Jap, leaving fenway now. Grabbing dinner with the lady then going to the night cap too:-)

  13. Tabbert July 7th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    damnit…. The rangers game is on FOX tonight. So, now i don’t get to watch the game.

  14. tomingeorgia July 7th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    A Hughes win tonight drops the Sox below .500, where they belong.

  15. yankeefeminista July 7th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Good job, Mike. Bring home another W.

  16. 86w183 July 7th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    damn good win in every way

    I wish Girardi hadn’t gotten the big three up in the pen, but at least he held off using any of them.

    Freddie will either be a strong # 1 or a great trade chip….. the man can pitch and his numbers since those four horrible starts to the season are very good.

    RIBS calling!

  17. Vince July 7th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    A strong number 1? Please tell me you’re joking.

  18. tomingeorgia July 7th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    When I was a student/mole in the Nation in the late 60s, neither team was any good, the advantage being that you could walk up on game day and sit anywhere you wanted. Once I cut classes one afternoon and caught the only two foul balls of my life, sitting in a $10 box seat just to the right of the screen on the first-base side of the screen. The balls were hit by Yaz and Rico Petrocelli. A few $1 hotdogs and $1.50 beers made it a good day all around. Forget who won, though!

  19. J. Alfred Prufrock July 7th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Mike_Boston July 7th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Jap, leaving fenway now. Grabbing dinner with the lady then going to the night cap too:-)

    Well done!

    Freddy interview. Cue about 47 “you knows”…. :D

  20. GreenBeret7 July 7th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Make no mistake about it, Germano was impressive for Boston. Looks like he’s tough to get the ball up in the air. Don’t remember much about him pitching against Scranton, but, he could really help that rotation if he pitches anything close to this. He’s no kid, but, he must have learned how to survive in that little park in Pawtucket.

  21. J. Alfred Prufrock July 7th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I counted 26 “you knows” from Freddy, but of course, the interview continued after the cameras abandoned us… Might even have been as many as 28..he’s just too skillful at slipping them in to catch them all.

  22. Vince July 7th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Germano’s start reminded me of Kei Igawa that one time when he stepped in and shut down a potent Boston lineup in April.

    Except this lineup tailed off after the five spot.

    A confidence builder for the kid but I’m not holding my breath on him being any sort of difference maker.

  23. GreenBeret7 July 7th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    sitting in a $10 box seat just to the right of the screen on the first-base side of the screen. The balls were hit by Yaz and Rico Petrocelli. A few $1 hotdogs and $1.50 beers made it a good day all around. Forget who won, though!


    Pretty cheap dinner, Tom, complete with floor show.

  24. rb from LI July 7th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    On the radio broadcast Suzyn said Germano spent time in Japan and he says that’s when he learned to pitch.

  25. jackamir July 7th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Its official the Dead Sox will be sellers.

  26. igotid88 July 7th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Tabbert July 7th, 2012 at 3:47 pm
    That has to be one depressing clubhouse in boston now. I bet they don’t even want to play tonight.

    I hope so.

  27. tomingeorgia July 7th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    That park was a dump then (better now, I’m told), but a great, wonderful place to watch a ballgame. Fenway Franks and a few Narragansetts made my day!

  28. GreenBeret7 July 7th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    hughes needs to follow Garcia’s lead and junk ‘em to death and freeze ‘em with a fast ball. Not Hughes’ favorite park to pitch in.

  29. GreenBeret7 July 7th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Tom, that must have been around ’65-’66, huh?

  30. luis July 7th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Hello again, my thoughts on the game:

    1) The chief pitched very well. Kudos to him.

    2) The offense did it’s job early. Then fell flat after, they sure struggle against pitchers with good off speed stuff like this kid. He should get a medal for the very good job he did saving the Sux pen for tonight.

    3) Eppley did a wonderful job yet again. He may the real deal after all, in any case he has stepped up his game right on time to cover for Wade’s struggles.

    4) Quaills well still the jury is out on him. he did close the ninth though.

    All in all a great game that positions the team for the sweep tomorrow hopefully.

    YF, the Son of the Son of the Massacre?…You mean the Grandson of the Massacre? :D

  31. Yank 97 July 7th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Yankees have a history of scoring a lot early and doing nothing for the rest of the game – it is in their DNA. So I bet whoever they brought in would have shut them down. Strike-throwing guys who change-speeds and throw slop are their weakness. We would have been better off if they brought in Andrew Miller for 5 innings of relief.

  32. rb from LI July 7th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Hughes needs to stay aggressive. He made strides in the last game he pitched… needs to follow up on that.

    Hoping the Yanks can get off to another quick start in game 2 – give Hughes an early lead.

  33. luis July 7th, 2012 at 4:29 pm


    I read Ashmore’s Thunder thoughts post game about Betances…Doesn’t say anything about his mechanics, it appears that the problem was mental and he let it snow ball in triple A…The good thing though is that he is putting it together…And to me his stride was very strong and committed to homeplate, his shoulder was closed and he was hiding the ball much better. Not many yanked pitches either…Very encouraging

  34. Nick in SF July 7th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I’ll endeavor to find that screen cap myself with the mlb archive.

    But what struck me about the 1912 graphic was the top item, the founding of what they called the “Republic of China (Taiwan)”. This is, of course, inaccurate.

    Whoever made the error was no doubt trying to be sensitive to contemporary geopolitical sensitivities — comically so. I may contact YES about it just for kicks, but I suspect there will be no retraction.

  35. luis July 7th, 2012 at 4:36 pm


    I think the Emperor was deposed in 1912 and then became the Republic of China…It went from1912 to 1949 when the Socialistic Republic of China was founded and Taiwan was the only remaining territory held by the nationalist party of Chiang K Shek

  36. tomingeorgia July 7th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    No, it was about 69 or 70, after I got back.

  37. GreenBeret7 July 7th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Ah, ok, Tom. you said that neither team was very good and Yanks stopped being good in ’65 and Boston started beng good in ’67.

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