It hasn’t been the season CC Sabathia or the New York Yankees has been expecting. The Yankee’ ace has fallen to 8-6 with an ERA of 4.15. Sabathia didn’t allow a hit through five innings, and then the wheels fell off as the Yankees lost to the Baltimore Orioles 4-3.
The Yankees got off to a quick start in the first inning, something the team’s struggling offense could certainly use. Brett Gardner led off the game with a double off Oriole starter T.J. McFarland. Robinson Cano‘s single made it 1-0. In the third, Jayson Nix and Cano singled to lead off the inning. Vernon Wells single made it 2-0. After a strikeout and a groundout, Chris Stewart‘s single made it 3-0.
The Orioles comeback began in the sixth. Nate McLouth led off with a single. Alexi Casilla followed with a single of his own. Two batters later, Manny Machado drove them both in with a double. Machado went to third on J.J. Hardy‘s flyout and scored on Adam Jones single. McLouth’s fifth homer of the year providing the game winning run for the O’s.
YGY Player Of The Game: McLouth
Notes: Eduardo Nunez continued his rehab from injury. Joe Girardi says Derek Jeter could return sooner than Alex Rodriguez. With Mark Teixeira being injured for the rest of the season, and because he got the injury training for the WBC, insurance will pick up $18 million of his salary for the year. The Yankees can use the savings to get a bat (or two).