Yanks Keep The Heat Up Against Chicago

Another nice weekend for the Yankees, this time at the hands of the Chicago White Sox. They took 2 of 3 from the Chi-Sox and have now won 7 of the first 8 series of the year.

Friday night, Derek Jeter reminded everyone why he's the Captain. He had 3 hits, a HR, single and a triple with 4 RBI. I was in attendance Friday and correctly predicted Jeter's homer just moments before. Mariano Rivera came in for the save,which marked his 51st consecutive home save. That ties him for the most all-time. The Yanks won 6-4.

Saturday, Javy Vazquez' struggles continued. He couldn't get out of the 4th and was booed again upon his exit. The Yanks were able to come back from a 5-1 deficit but after going ahead on Nick Swisher's HR in the 6th, the bullpen gave the lead right back to Chicago who went on to win 7-6.

Sunday's game was classic Bronx Bombers all the way! Robinson Cano continued his hot start and hit his 9th HR of the season. Swisher homered for the second day in a row and Brett Gardner hit one as well. Phil Hughes pitched 7 scoreless innings as he continues to impress. The Yanks won 12-3.

The upside to this weekend was the performance of Hughes who pitched brillant against a tough Chicago offense. Mark Teixeria had 6 hits this weekend, he had 11 in all of April, so certainly his recent turn around has many Yankee fans excited. As for Robbie Cano, what else can you say? He is the biggest threat in the Yankee lineup and is carrying the offense for the most part. Hopefully this is a season long trend and not just a nice month.

With the good, you have to accept the bad. Curtis Granderson injured his groin on Saturday as he was running the bases going from 1st to 3rd. He was placed on the 15-day DL after the game, but it appears he'll be out of action for about a month. He's been a solid presence in the lineup and on the field so we all wish him a speedy recovery.

With Granderson out, that gives Marcus Thames and Randy Winn some face time and hopefully both men can fill in and give the Yanks a solid platoon in Curtis's absence. Thames has been good offensively so far, and he made a nice catch in LF on Sunday. Let's keep that up Marcus,we're going to need you!

C800 Asks You: With Curtis Granderson on the DL, is his presence missed in the lineup or on the field? Mark Teixeria's bat appears to be heating up, is that going to help Alex Rodriguez get out of his recent struggles? Share your thoughts on the Forum.
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