By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)
May 13th, 2013
New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians Game 2 Recap
Final Score: Yankees 7 Indians 0
In the old school traditional doubleheader after about a 20 minute break in between games, the Yankees were able to bounce back from being shutout in Game 1. In Game 2 the Yankees got their revenge from being shutout, by shutting out the Indians to split the doubleheader, and move to (24-14) on the season.
Vidal Nuno made his first career start in Game 2, and was sensational for the Yankees. Nuno picked up his first career win, by going five innings, while allowing three hits, three walks, and mostly importantly zero runs.
Adam Warren was very good as well pitching the final four innings for the Yankees after Nuno was taken out. Warren went four innings allowing only two hits, zero runs, and was able to strikeout four batters. Warren also was able to earn his first save of the season with the unconventional four inning save.
Vernon Wells continued his good road-trip after only pinch-hitting in Game 1; he got the start in Game 2, and played very well. Wells went two for four with two RBIs; a run scored, and worked a walk for a good game from Wells.
Jayson Nix getting the start at Third Base had a good overall game batting in the two-hole, as he was able to go two for four, with two runs scored, a walk, and a RBI.
A couple of the Yankees young prospects had an impact in the win in Corban Joseph and Austin Romine. Joseph got the start at First Base in Game 1, but in Game 2 moved to his normal position of Second Base, and at the plate he was able to record his first major league hit which was a double. Romine would then have his first hit of the season a batter after Joseph to knock him in for Romine’s first double and RBI of the year.
The Yankees are now an outstanding (16-0) when scoring first in the game, which is certainly something they will be trying to do in every game now.
Robinson Cano had a tough doubleheader, as the star Second Baseman played in both games, but went only one for nine in what was a disappointing day at the plate for Cano.
Next up the Yankees will be heading back to the Bronx for a great pitching match-up against the Seattle Mariners, as C.C. Sabathia (4-3, 3.23) will be facing Felix Hernandez (5-2, 1.53).