Yanks Go Yard Recap: New York Yankees Comeback Falls Short In Chicago


As the New York Yankees season continues to go into a free-fall, the Yankee offense continues to leave a lot to be desired. Even when they get a good pitching performance like they did out of Hiroki Kuroda tonight, they still cant get a W, let alone a series win. Tonight, they fell to Chris Sale and the White Sox by a score of 3-2.

Aug 6, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees third baseman

Alex Rodriguez

(13) is hit by a pitch from Chicago White Sox starting pitcher

Chris Sale

(not pictured) during the third inning at U.S. Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees actually got the lead (!) in this one. Brett Gardner led off the game with a walk and got erased on Alfonso Soriano‘s groundout, however Soriano reached first. He stole second and scored on Sale’s wild pitch.

The game stayed that way until the fourth. With one out, Adam Dunn singled. He went to second on a wild pitch and scored on Conor Gillaspie‘s single.

The Sox would take the lead in the sixth. Alexi Ramirez and Alex Rios singled. Dunn’s groundout erased Rios but allowed Ramirez to go third. He would score on Paul Konerko‘s fielder’s choice.  They added to lead in the seventh when Gordon Beckham led off the inning with a ground rule double. Three batters later Alejandro De Aza doubled in Beckham.

The Yankees tried to come back off Addison Reed in the ninth. With one out, Ichiro Suzuki pinch-hit and singled. He went to second on defensive indifference and scored on Gardner’s single. Soriano struck out to end the game.

The Yankees will look to avoid the sweep tomorrow night at 8:05.  CC Sabathia will face Hector Santiago.

Notes: Tests on Michael Pineda‘s shoulder came back negative and will be shut down for 7-10 days. David Phelps has another slight strain in his forearm and will be shut down for about two weeks.