Yanks Offense Cools, Lose 2-0

Last night was the first game of a four game set between the Yankees and White Sox and I have mixed feelings about the game.  In a pitcher’s duel, the ChiSox were able to squeeze out a 2-0 win.  Here’s the recap in the form of bullet points:

The stolen base that set up the run scored in the ninth. (Saed Hindash/The Star-Ledger)

  • The Yankees could not hit Philip Humber.  This continues the trend that they cannot hit pitchers that they see for the first time.  His line was 7 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 100 P.
  • AJ Burnett was also very good as I said he needed to be.  He went 8 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 108 P.  I don’t necessarily like the K/BB ratio, but overall it was still a good performance.  This is actually his first loss as a Yankee in the month of April.
  • Rafael Soriano did come into pitch ninth down 1-0 which is a good sign.  Although he gave up a run, he didn’t pitch bad.  He gave up an infield single to lead things off and then after a fielder’s choice, a pinch runner stole second and scored on a Paul Konerko single.
  • Offensively, as I have kind of said throughout this entire post, was very bad.  The Bombers were only able to scratch three hits out.  One by Alex Rodriguez (the first of the game by NY in the seventh), Eric Chavez, and Curtis Granderson.

So not a great opening to the series for the Yanks, but there are still three left to be played.  Tonight it will be Gavin Floyd against Ivan Nova in a 7:05 start on MY 9.


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