Poor Start, No RISP Hits Doom Yanks 6-4

Hughes got worked over, reverting to his difficulties last year in failing to put away batters.  His line shows his inefficiency–4 IP, 7 hits, 4 runs 3 earned, 4 BB, 2 K on a whopping 94 pitches/56 strikes.  Errors from Jeter and Molina, who also had a passed ball, did him no favors and cost him two runs.  Aceves was good in going 4 1/3 IP of long relief (imagine the value of a long man), giving up only 2 runs.  But the homer allowed to Bay hurt, for the Yanks were stifled until the fifth, when back-to-back homers from JD and Teixeira drew it to 4-3.  Teixeira hit two homers, but the Yanks again couldn’t get a hit with RISP, going 0-7 and stranding 10, in fact leaving the bases loaded with two outs in the ninth against Papelbon as Cano K’d to end the game.  Lester was very tough, fanning 10.

Tough loss and, though the Yanks would have stolen one tonight with a win, I had the feeling that with Papelbon having sat in the dugout during a long top of the ninth, that they would pull it off.  Almost, but almost doesn’t win games, especially when the starter isn’t good and the team can’t hit when it counts the most.

That’s four straight losses to Boston, as the Yanks drop to 13-12 after the second straight loss.

I’m beat, and yet still have lots of work to do.  Good Night.

Published in: on May 5, 2009 at 12:18 am  Comments (4)  

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  1. When Swisher turned on that pitch in the ninth from Papelbon, I was sure it was going out of the park. Lucky for him it was a foul ball.

    That umpire was on LSD or something. He was seeing things that the players, coaches and spectators weren’t.

  2. …and now Jorge is on the DL.

  3. Cervelli up.

  4. So many on the DL now it’s ridiculous. Are they made of glass?

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