Errors & RISP struggles sink Yankees with 7-3 deficit to Rays
You had to figure coming into tonight that the Yankees were going to have a tough match-up with David Price on the mound, and that was exactly what David Price gave the Yankees; a tough match-up. The Yankees were only able to muster 1 run off of Price but it could have been more if the Yankees hadn’t blown their chances.
In the 5th inning the Yankees had a great chance to get back into the game when it was 5-1 at the time with the bases loaded and one out, but Alex Rodriguez & Robinson Cano didn’t get the job done which sealed the Yankees fate. An Alex Rodriguez error also played a big part of the night which allowed a runner to score early. A Nick Swisher error in the top of the 9th gave the Rays a chance to seal the deal and finish the night scoring 7 runs. Curtis Granderson had an abysmal day at the plate going 0 for 5 with 4 K’s & a ground ball out to the pitcher. Yep, the Rays made the Yankees look like the way the Rays were playing when they entered Yankee Stadium.
Chris Stewart (who is not “CC’s personal catcher”) grounded out to bring home one run, Raul Ibanez (who pinch hit for Andruw Jones) lined a base hit to get another run home and Russell Martin (who pinch hit for Chris Stewart) hit a HR in the 9th and was able to keep the Yankees record of not hitting HR’s in a game to 0-12.
The crosstown rival New York Mets come to the Bronx tomorrow to kick off interleague play in the month of June (still don’t really consider it a “road ” game for the Mets since they are in New York after all.) Tomorrow’s match-up is Johan Santana vs. Hiroki Kuroda and first pitch (weather barring) is at 7:05pm.
Posted on June 8, 2012, in Game Threads and tagged Alex Rodriguez, CC Sabathia, Chris Stewart, hiroki kuroda, New York Yankees, Nick Swisher, Raul Ibanez, Robinson Cano, Russell Martin. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.