Yanks Lose A Tough One 4-3 In Extras

That was a really bad loss last night so all I have motivation for is bullet points:

  • AJ Burnett pitched pretty well.  He went seven innings giving up one hit and one run.  The one thing I did not like was the fact that he walked five hitters.  He probably would have lasted a lot longer if not for those.
  • Without Rafael Soriano and an over-worked Joba Chamberlain,  Joe Girardi went to David Robertson for the eighth.  He, however, would cough up a 2-1 lead.  Mariano Rivera would pitch a scoreless ninth, Buddy Carlyle a one run tenth and wound up getting the loss.
  • Derek Jeter regressed a little bit going 0-for-6 as he was the only Yankee hitter without a hit.
  • Curtis Granderson hit his MLB leading twelfth homer of the season and a game-tying hit in the tenth.
  • It was another night of missed opportunities for the Yanks as they went 0-for-16 with RISP and stranded 15 base runners.  They had a lot of chances against Kansas City starter Vin Mazzaro who had thrown 60 pitches through two plus innings.
  • Robbie Cano got hit in the head and was taken out of the game.  He went for a CT scan which came back negative, but expect a night off for him tonight.

So yeah it was an ugly loss, so let’s look forward to the rubber game tonight which will be Ivan Nova against Sean O’Sullivan with a 7:05 first pitch on YES.

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