With the trade deadline looming, and the team having lost three of its last four and a team that could clearly need another bat or two, even with the impending return of Curtis Granderson, the Yankees lack of offense continued to show itself as the Yankees lost 3-2 to the Los Angeles Dodgers last night. It shall be interesting to see what Brian Cashman does today.
The Dodgers got the scoring started right away in the bottom of the first, raising Andy Pettitte‘s first inning ERA to 7,90. Yaisel Puig got a one out double off the center field fence. He moved to third on a flyout and scored on Hanley Ramirez‘s RBI single. The Yankees tied it in the second when Lyle Overbay hit his 12th homer of the year.
The Dodgers answered in the bottom half of the second when Juan Uribe hit his sixth homer of the year. The Yanks tied it at two in the fourth. Alfonso Soriano doubled, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on Overbay’s groundout.
The game stayed that way until the bottom of the ninth when the Dodgers won the game. Shawn Kelley came in for David Robertson. With one out, Andre Ethier singled and stole second. Mark Ellis ended the game with a single.
Notes: Eduardo Nunez may get another chance to play third. Alex Rodriguez worked out in Tampa Bay. Granderson tripled in his rehab game in AA Trenton. David Phelps started that game and could be activated soon as well.