Jays 8 Yankees 2
Just a great start for Ricky Romero. Easily Doctastic. It didn't start great. He started the game with a walk to Derek Jeter (though, I think it was partly because the umpire didn't have the strike zone figured yet), a line out and then a Mark Teixeira homer. The second day in a row that we start off down 2-0 and win. After that he didn't give up another hit until the 5th inning and that was the last base runner the Yankees would get. 118 pitch complete game two hitter. And just the one walk.
Our offense again was very good. 12 hits. Home runs for Travis Snider (!!), Vernon Wells, Aaron Hill and some slap hitter named Jose Bautista. I wonder if the 'I hate Jose Bautista' is still up on Facebook? We had 2 hits each form Wells, Hill, John Buck and Snider. Everyone else had 1 hit, except Fred Lewis, who didn't look good at the plate, maybe he doesn't like DHing. It is nice to see us actually get some hits off a starter making his first start of the season. We have made a lot of young, inexperienced starters look good, but not Dustin Moseley.
Jays of the Day are Romero (.302 WPA), Snider (.195) and Buck (.182, driving in our 1st and 2nd runs). Buck hit the ball hard all night. He hasn't had a homer in a long time but he's still making good contact. Hill and Wells get JoD honorable mention. Both homered and make some nice plays in the field. Nice to see Wells heating up again. No Suckage Jays today.
Adam Lind had his first start at first base and looked comfortable there. He didn't have any tough plays but made all the ones he had. Yunel Escobar looked very smooth at short again.
Snider is hitting .333 with 2 doubles and a home run since returning to the team. We missed you, Moonraker.
There isn't much better in life than taking two in a row from the Yankees in New York. Tomorrow afternoon (1:00 Eastern) Shaun Marcum (7-4, 3.44) goes for the sweep. Phil Hughes starts for the Evil Empire. Hughes has a 5.34 ERA since June 1st, so it should be interesting.