The Cano Show

Thursday, April 15, 2010

LAA 2 5 0
NYY 6 9 0

WP Hughes (1-0)
LP: Kazmir (0-1)

Player of the Game: Robinson Cano. On Jackie Robinson Day, Cano, who was named after him, hit two home runs to lead the Yankees to a 6-2 win.

Play of the Game: Granderson's triples. To get two triples hit to right field in Yankee Stadium is pretty darn impressive.

Turning Point in the Game: Robinson Cano's second home run. It pretty much put the Angels out of the game.


  • Phil Hughes looked good early, but labored over the last three innings. What I don't understand is why Girardi left him in to start the sixth. Hughes was at 94 pitches after 5, he's young, why push it with him? Hughes walked the two guys he faced in the sixth and didn't have to pitch it. I'm sure Girardi will address that in the postgame.
  • Hideki Matsui hit a solo home run in the second inning, and received some cheers for it. Obviously it was a class move for the fans to honor Matsui, but it kind of bothered me because it was a home run to take the lead. The last time a visitor got cheered for a home run was when Tino Martinez returned to Yankee Stadium as a Cardinal.
  • Derek Jeter hit his second home run of the season to put the Yankees up 2-1 in the third.
  • The Yankees have taken 2 out of 3 in each series so far this season.


Yankees (6-4) vs Rangers (5-4) (weather pending)

CC Sabathia (1-0) vs CJ Wilson (0-0)

2 comments: April 16, 2010 at 9:41 AM  

How appropriate that someone named Robinson would have a big game on Jackie Robinson Day! Unbelievable!

Jim Geant April 16, 2010 at 10:49 AM  

Yeah, it was all very fitting. Cano, who is actually named after Jackie, gets two homers. Jeter, who's very close to the Robinson family, hit a homer and an RBI double. And last but not least, the last man in the Major Leagues to wear #42, Mariano Rivera, comes in to get the save.A whole lot of good stories coming out of today's game.

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