And this guy might've gone to the bullpen? Phil Hughes had maybe his best game, stuff-wise, all year. His fastball reached 96 in the early frames, and he was still clocking in at 94 in the seventh (after 100 pitches). He allowed one run on six hits in seven frames with five K's and no walks. (Love the no walks.) His curveball looked incredible tonight.
Mark Teixeira went 2-4 and both hits landed over the wall. He has four homers in his last five games, bringing his total to a team-leading 17 (one ahead of Cano).
Derek Jeter looks lost: 0-5 and six for his last 45 (.133).
Seven straight wins is a season high and 11 wins from three starters is the most before the All-Star Break since the 1999 Astros.
What might get overlooked is Jose Lopez' error in the sixth on a Jeter grounder. What could've been a (double-play and) two out, none on situation turned into a no out, first and second situation. The Yankees scored four times after the error and essentially put the game away.
Play of the Game: Don't-cha-know's two-run triple in the sixth (+12.9%).
Comment of the Game: YankeesJets -
Ransom can jump, maybe he can join LeBron and Co in Miami.