J.A. Happ altered the course of the Yankees’ season back in February breaking Curtis Granderson’s forearm in the second game of spring training.
Tuesday night the Blue Jays’ lefthander nearly destroyed what was left of the Bombers’ postseason hopes.
Happ drilled Robinson Cano on the left hand in the first inning of the Yankees’ 7-1 win over the Blue Jays sending the Bombers’ best player to the hospital for X-rays.
The Yankees finally caught a break in this injury-riddled season as the X-ray came back negative leaving Cano day-to-day. Only six days ago the Yankees lost Jayson Nix to a season-ending broken hand after he was hit by Toronto’s R.A. Dickey in a similar spot.
No Blue Jays hitter was hit in return but Alfonso Soriano exacted some revenge on Happ by drilling his next pitch for a three-run homer. Soriano belted two long balls in the game recording his 400th career home run in the third inning.
Mark Reynolds and Alex Rodriguez added homers as the Yankees scored seven runs...