That was an unbelievable home run by Robinson Cano. Down a run in the sixth, 1-2 count against one of the hotter starters in the AL Central 1 , and he blasts one off the end of his bat for a two-run homer to the opposite field.
Can we just focus on that part of the game, please? Because with that one swing the Yankees deserved to win this contest.
But, of course, all anyone is talking about is how the Indians stranded the bases loaded in the ninth inning to end the game. So while this wasn’t as ugly a game as the last four losses, this one sure was more heartbreaking.
With the loss, Cleveland fell back to .500 on the season at 37-37, and now sits 2.5 games behind the White Sox following their victory last night.
- Yes, Ubaldo Jimenez was pitching that well recently before Wednesday’s game. Entering play, he was 2-1 with a 2.05 ERA in four June starts since being skipped once in the rotation. Most importantly, however, he had 25 strikeouts against only seven walks in 26.1 innings pitched. Sounds like ace material to me, although in a small sample size. [back]