Robinson Cano (right) had three hits, including two doubles, on Sunday. (Getty Images)
By Bryan Hoch / MLB.com
The Yankees pondered trading for Johan Santana two offseasons ago, but the pitcher they saw on Sunday looked nothing like a two-time AL Cy Young Award winner. Hideki Matsui's homer drove in two of the Yankees' nine fourth-inning runs and took the pressure off A.J. Burnett, who sailed through seven innings.
WP: Burnett, AJ. HBP:
Berroa (by Switzer). Pitches-strikes: Santana, J 82-48, Stokes 44-25, Switzer 36-19, Takahashi 23-12,
Burnett, AJ 111-66, Robertson, D 12-9, Hughes, P 21-14. Groundouts-flyouts: Santana, J 1-2, Stokes
1-1, Switzer 2-2, Takahashi 2-2, Burnett, AJ 5-4, Robertson, D 0-0, Hughes, P 0-0. Batters faced:
Santana, J 19, Stokes 12, Switzer 9, Takahashi 6, Burnett, AJ 27, Robertson, D 3, Hughes, P 5. Inherited
runners-scored: Stokes 2-2, Takahashi 3-1. Ejections: New York Mets Manager Jerry Manuel ejected
by HP umpire Jim Wolf (6th) Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Brian O'Nora. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Gary Cederstrom.
Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 8 mph, R to L. T: 3:18. Att: 47,943. Venue:
Yankee Stadium. June 14, 2009 June 14, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner