A-Rod Blasts Another! Yanks Keep Rollin'

The Yankees started off their west coast trip on a positive note. Javier Vazquez had a strong outing, Alex Rodriguez went deep again and the bullpen held the game together for the 7-3 victory.

A-Rod's 2nd HR of the year allows us to update the HR tracker and hopefully is a sign of things to come as Alex appears locked in the past few games.

Derek Jeter returned to the lineup after missing Sunday's game with a head cold but went 0 for 5. Jorge Posada knocked in 2 runs, as did Nick Swisher. The Bombers are now winners of 5 straight.

Taking the mound for Game 2 of the series against the A's is Phil Hughes. Hughes got the win on April 15th against the Angels in his 1st start of the year. He looks to improve on his 5 inning performance. He says he feels more comfortable now as a member of the Yankee rotation,let's see if that turns into a win for Phil.

If A-Rod continues his recent hitting then it'll be a matter of time before Mark Teixeria gets on board with the longballs and starts hitting everything in sight,much like last year, once Alex returned from injury.

The Yanks should take 2 of 3 from Oakland in this series and winning Game 1 surely makes that a lot easier. I'm just curious to see how Hughes pitches this time out and see if his changeup is effective.

C800 Asks You: What do you expect from Phil Hughes out of the 5th spot in the rotation? Does he even belong there? Share your thoughts on the Forum.
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