Aug 20, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) reacts to striking out against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees Struggles Continue In Loss To Astros

It’s the same song and dance and it ain’t going away anytime soon. No offense. Good enough starting pitching. Whether it’s Kevin Long’s fault, or just a complete and total loss of all hitting abilities from guys like Brian McCann and others, this team just can’t hit and it continued with their 5-2 loss to Scott Feldman and the Houston Astros.

Michael Pineda and Feldman hung zeros on the board until the fourth. Robbie Grossman singled, went to second on a sac bunt and scored on Dexter Fowler‘s RBI double. The Yanks would tie it up in the bottom half when Stephen Drew hit his first homer as a member of the Yankees.

The Yanks would take the lead the very next inning. Ichiro Suzuki singled, stole second, went to third on a groundout and scored on Jacoby Ellsbury‘s bunt single.

With the Yankees having used the big guns out of the bullpen last night, and with a day game tomorrow, the Yankees tried to piece it together. It didn’t work in the seventh.

Jason Castro led the inning off with a walk and Pineda was done. David Huff got an out, but also gave up a single. It was Esmil Rogers turn. Rogers would give up four straight singles to Matt Dominguez, Jake Marisnick, Grossman and Jose Altuve to make it 5-2.

The Yanks would get two on with two out in the bottom half of the frame, but Ellsbury would strikeout to end the frame. Ellsbury would again be the tying run in the bottom of the ninth, and would fly out to end the game.

The Yanks will try to avoid a sweep in a Thursday matinee. Dallas Keuchel will face Brandon McCarthy at 1:05.

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