Yankees Recap 6/2: Seager Pounds Yankees Pitching In Blowout
Jun 2, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher David Phelps (41) reacts after loading the bases against the Seattle Mariners during the seventh inning of a game at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
I keep trying to search for a rock-bottom loss for the Yankees. Maybe tonight was it. On a makeup game with an older team and no day off for a couple of weeks the Yankees need to make some changes to this roster. Maybe that will happen tomorrow after tonight’s 10-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners.
The Mariners got it started in the second and Kyle Seager was a huge part of all the rallies. Seager led off the inning off David Phelps with a double and scored on Mike Zunino‘s single. Seager added to it in the fourth getting a triple when Brett Gardner dove and had the ball deflect off him and Derek Jeter couldn’t make a play on it either. Jeter, however, with a rare mental brain lock didn’t realize the ball was fair and Seager went all the way to third. Two batters later, Dustin Ackley‘s groundout make it 2-0.
The Yanks did rally to tie it. With one out, Brian McCann singled and Yangervis Solarte doubled. Ichiro Suzuki‘s infield single off Felix Hernadez and Brad Miller tied it.
However, it was all downhill from here.
In the seventh, the Mariners loaded the bases on a double, a walk and a bunt. Miller drove in two with a single to knock out Phelps. Enter Matt Thornton. James Jones bunted runners over to make it second and third. Michael Saunders single drove in two more to make it 6-2.
Alfredo Aceves came in and allowed a solo homer to Saunders and a three run blast to Seager in the ninth inning. He’s allowed six homers in 19.2 innings.
The Yanks begin a three game series with the Oakland A’s tomorrow. Hiroki Kuroda will face Scott Kazmir at 7:05.