First thing is first, baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint. However, how the New York Yankees start leaves a little to be desired. The Yankees lost game two of the season to the Boston Red Sox 7-4. While the score says one thing, the actual game felt more like a game that was 10-2.
In the first, after two singles, Jarrod Saltalamacchia ripped a single to left to drive in a run. The wheels fell off in the second. Shane Victorino hit a comebacker that Hiroki Kuroda tried to grab with his bare hand. Instead it hit off his middle finger. Jackie Bradley was then hit by a pitch. Jose Iglesias‘ groundout advanced the runner. Jacoby Ellsbury walked to load the bases. Daniel Nava was hit by a pitch and that was it for Kuroda. He’s got a bruised finger and should be okay.
Cody Eppley came in and couldn’t keep it close. In the third, after an out, Saltalamacchia singled and went to second on a wild pitch. After a strikeout, Victorino singled him in. Victorino stole second and Bradley drove him in with a single. Iglesias doubled to end Eppley’s night. Adam Warren came in and gave up a two run single to Ellsbury.
In the bottom half, Travis Hafner hit his first Yankee home run. In the sixth, Iglesias singled and was erased on Ellsbury’s fielder’s choice. Daniel Nava then doubled. Dustin Pedroia‘s groundout brought in another Red Sox run.
Notes: The Yankees released left-hander Clay Rapada. Rapada has bursitis in his left shoulder and started the season on the DL. Former first-round pick Ty Hensley will undergo hip surgery and miss the next three months.