CC Roughed Up; Yanks Lose 8-4

I missed all of the game except for the ninth, for my wife and I were out at the movies seeing “Public Enemies,” which was fairly good though at times a bit slow-moving.  Sabathia had a rough time, surrendering six runs earned and ten hits and three walks in 5 2/3 IP, while the Yanks’ offense was slowed down as the Yanks’ winning streak ended at seven, losing 8-4.  Aceves was good, helping to keep the Yanks in it until the ninth, when Teixeira committed his first error of the season, and Russell Branyan tattooed a homer to put it out of reach.  Though Cano and Swish singled to start the ninth, the Yanks could not muster a comeback.

The top of the order was brutal, going 1-15.  The eight and nine spots were no better, combining to go 0-8.  Nor did the Yanks hit with RISP–0-6, stranding five.  Cano was 3-3 with a double, batting .307, and Matsui was 2-3 with a double and three RBI on a two-run homer, his 11th, and a sac fly.  The rest of the lineup, save Swish’s single and sac fly, failed to show.

Toronto enters The Bronx for four games starting tomorrow at 1:05, which will be the starting times for the entire holiday series.  Burnett (6-4, 3.93 ERA) faces Tallet (5-5, 4.47 ERA), the third straight game that the Yanks will face a lefty.  Hopefully they will fare better tomorrow offensively than they did tonight, for they have Halliday (10-2, 2.56 ERA) Saturday against CMW (1-6, 10.06 ERA).  It won’t be easy, but the Yanks can get three of four with good pitching and some timely hitting.  The Yanks stand three behind Boston in second, two ahead of third-place Tampa and four ahead of fourth-place Toronto in the tight, tough AL East.

Published in: on July 2, 2009 at 10:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

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