‘Rain, Rain, Go Away’ wasn’t uttered by too many in the visitor’s dugout tonight as the Bombers won a six-inning, rain-shortened game, 6-0. Phil Hughes threw all six innings, giving up only three hits while striking out four. His velocity stayed in the mid-90s for the entire game, which was encouraging to see. It was easily his best start of the year.
Mark launched two Teix Messages (his 30th, 31st) while Russell Martin added his 11th for good measure. The Grandy Man officially joined the 20-20 club, swiping his 20th bag of the year. A 30-30 season is not out of the question.
Mark Teixeira has hit 30 home runs in eight straight seasons! Talk about consistency and it’s only August 2nd!
If this dreary weather continues into tomorrow night, we’ll be saying ‘Rain, Rain, Go Away!’
The game, which will hopefully be played, can be seen nationally on ESPN, ok.
Wednesday, 7:10 PM: AJ Burnett (8-9, 4.23 ERA) vs. Gavin Floyd (9-9, 3.96 ERA)