There's an old saying that goes like this, "You can't expect to win a ballgame when you give up two home runs to Chris Dickerson." Okay, so I lied, that's not an old saying but it should be. Phil Hughes wasn't terrible tonight which is a good thing considering how awful his last start was but he wasn't spectacular either. He was serviceable and had a quality start in which he lasted six innings (Hooray!), only gave up two runs on five hits, walked two and struck out five (Yay!) Of course, it didn't help that those two runs were solo home runs by the aforementioned Dickerson who I guess felt like showing off for his former team. It was the first multi-homer game of his career.
And after hitting three home runs last night, the Yankees only had one extra base hit tonight, a double by Brett Gardner. Much like Dickerson did for the Orioles, Travis Hafner was the Yankees' offense tonight. He finished 2-4 with two RBI. This was his third game in a row with multiple RBI.
Orioles' starter Miguel Gonzalez lasted seven innings and the rest of his numbers were similar to Hughes': two runs, five hits, five strikeouts. The difference was in the walks and home runs - Gonazlez kept the ball in the park and didn't walk a batter.
The game went into extra innings but didn't last long.
The Yankees fell for the first time this season when scoring first in a game.
Some notes from Jeff Quagliata of YES:
- The last Oriole to hit a walk-off HR vs. Yankees was Brian Roberts off Mike Stanton 6/28/05 and it also occurred in the 10th inning.
- The last walk-off homer against the Yankees occurred on 5/28/12. Mark Trumbo hit one off Cory Wade in Anaheim.
- David Robertson made his 289th career appearance which moved him into sole possession of 19th place on franchise list passing Fritz Peterson.