New York Yankees Notes: Recap, Jesus Montero and Melky Mesa

Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst IAugust 13, 2010

NEW YORK - AUGUST 08:  Curtis Granderson #14 of the New York Yankees in action against the Boston Red Sox during their game on August 8, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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The Yankees were facing the Royals with CC Sabathia on the mound, so you knew it was going to be a good night, and it was, as the Yankees got a good start and just enough offense to win 4-3.

Here are some notes:

  • Curtis Granderson went 2-for-3 on his first day back since restructuring his swing.
  • Austin Kearns hit his first homer as a Yankee and his ninth of the season.
  • This is the first time Sabathia picked up 15 wins by his 25th start in his career. He’s going for 20.
  • Nick Swisher went 3-for-4, but had to be lifted late in the game because of the extreme heat.
  • Jesus Montero was named Triple-A International League Player of the Month for July. His numbers: 23 G, .342 BA, .441 OBP, 1.072 OPS, and five HR.
  • So far, Montero’s August has been even better: nine G, .441 BA, .513 OBP, 1.307 OPS, and three HR.
  • Melky Mesa, High-A OF, won Player of the Week honors.

With a good start to the series last night, I’d really like to see the Yankees sweep what should be an easy series. They have Dustin Moseley (2-1, 3.86) going against Kyle Davies (5-7, 5.21). Moseley has been good, but hopefully the offense shows up to help him out tonight.


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