When things aren’t going you’re way in sports, it tends to snowball on you. It doesn’t matter if you are a professional, or bowling with your buddies while having a few brews. For the Yankees, the snowball is starting to accelerate down the mountain at a rapid place. They fell again to the Detroit Tigers 8-4 and will face Justin Verlander tomorrow.
Phil Hughes came back instead of making a rehab start and the first inning got in trouble. Jayson Nix booted a grounder by Austin Jackson. Miguel Cabrera singled and Prince Fielder hit a sac fly. The Yankees answered immediately when Vernon Wells hit his second homer of the year.It stayed that way til the fifth. Jackson led off with a singled. Torii Hunter’s double brought him in and then Cabrea singled Hunter home to knock out Hughes. Boone Logan came in and again couldn’t get Fielder out. Victor Martinez followed with a sac fly and Andy Dirks got his first hit of the year on an 85 foot chopper to first. David Phelps came in but gave up a single to Jhonny Peralta to make it 5-1.
The Yankees then responded in the sixth. Robinson Cano and Kevin Youkilis walked. Travis Hafner singled to drive in Cano and knock out Max Scherzer. Wells walked and Brennan Boesch lined into a double play to Prince Fielder at first. After a walk, Lyle Overbay singled home two runs to make it 5-4. That’s as close as they’d get.
Jackson, Hunter and Cabrera all reached. Fielder’s fielder’s choice brought in a run and Dirks’ single brought in another to make it 7-4. Dirks added another run in the eighth on a sac fly to conclude the scoring.
Yanks Go Yard Player Of The Game: Overbay
Notes: Curtis Granderson will have x-rays Tuesday, and if all goes well could swing a fungo bat this week. Derek Jeter got back on the field taking some ground balls and some BP swings. To make room for Hughes, Cody Eppley was sent to AAA.
CC Sabathia vs Justin Verlander to conclude the series at 1:05 tomorrow.