Ho hum. Another day, another Yankee win. The Yankees beat the Brewers tonight, 5-2 as they have won 14 of their last 18 games. AJ Burnett went seven strong, surrendering two runs en route to his eighth victory. Burnett’s fastball and curve looked great tonight. Hopefully, he can piece together quality starts. D-Rob and Mo locked down the last two, as usual. Russell Martin hit a three-run bomb (his tenth) as part of a four-run fourth. Martin hadn’t homered in 69 at-bats, so it was nice to see him go deep. Hip Hip Jorge also hit a solo blast (his ninth) that was reviewed and confirmed by the umps. Jorgie is hitting .390 in June so he’s been putting in work. Other than that, the Yankees only had six hits, but used the long-ball to pace their victory. The club moves to 47-31 overall and has a 2.5 game lead over the Red Sox in the division. The Yankees will give the ball to CC tomorrow as they go for the matinée sweep. They will have to take down the Wolf Pack. This team is playing so well right now that a sweep would seem fitting as the Big Man goes for his MLB leading 11th win.
Thursday, 1:05 PM: Randy Wolf (6-4, 3.20 ERA) vs. CC Sabthia (10-4, 3.25 ERA)
For you New Jersey NYSOS readers, Derek Jeter will make a rehab start in Double A Trenton on Saturday. I’m sure tickets are gone by now, but you can try. Speaking of Trenton, Phil Hughes threw 6.1 scoreless today for the Thunder (maintaining a velocity around 94 MPH) and Brian Cashman indicated that Hughes is on pace to start July 4th in Cleveland. Huuuuuuuughes.