When you’re fighting for a playoff spot and the only offense you can muster is two solo homers from Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner facing Colby Lewis who has an ERA over 6, it is simply not good enough. Brian Cashman was watching and he’s got only until 4pm tomorrow afternoon to help this club fill a lot of holes. The Yankees fell 3-2 and lost two of three to a team in Texas who is way out of it.
Hiroki Kuroda gave up three runs in the first and that was it. It’s the same story for Kuroda. Don’t give up a lot of runs. Don’t get a lot of help. Lose game. Rinse. Repeat.
Shin-Soo Choo led off the bottom of the first with a single and scored on Elvis Andrus‘ RBI double. After a groundout, Adrian Beltre‘s single drove in Andrus to make it 2-1. After another single, Leonys Martin‘s single made it 3-1.
The Yanks had a chance to break the game open In the first with the bases loaded and two out after the Gardner leadoff homer, Francisco Cervelli grounded out to end the inning. After the Ellsbury homer in the third, the offense continued to do what it’s done most of the year. Sleepwalk. Two batters after the Ellsbury homer, Carlos Beltran singled. That was the last Yankee baserunner for the game.
The Yanks are off tomorrow and head to Fenway for the weekend to take on what could be a vastly different Red Sox squad. Chris Capuano will get the start for the Yanks. As of this post, John Lackey is on the hill for the Red Sox, though that could change.
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