Whether it was phantom rain delays, or an actual rain delay, or the home run ball, it wasn’t a good night to be a Yankee. The Yankees lost 3-0 in a rain shortened game. The game was initially delayed 50 minutes due to rain and played into the top of the sixth. Another rain delay came. The teams finished the top of the sixth, but then the rains came again. The Yankees again could not mount an offensive threat, getting only two hits. They only scored 12 runs for the entire week.
It was anticipated to be a pitching duel between Hiroki Kuroda and Clay Buchholz, and it was. The game was scoreless until the top of the fourth inning. Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz singled to start the inning. Mike Napoli‘s fielder’s choice brought in the game’s first run. In the fifth, Jose Iglesias hit his first homer of the year. In the sixth, Ortiz hit his 10th homer of the year leading off the inning.
YGY Player Of The Game: Buchholz
Nick Swisher and the Cleveland Indians head to the Bronx for a three game set. Andy Pettitte makes his return from the disabled list against Indians’ ace Justin Masterson at 7:05. No word yet on who gets sent down to the minors for Pettitte, but it could be David Adams. Chris Stewart went to the hospital to treat the dehydration that started up again after knocking him out of Saturday night’s game.