Yankees Offense Falters In Third Straight Defeat
It wasn’t all bad news tonight. Derek Jeter moved into seventh place on the all-time hit list. Brett Gardner continued to absolutely dominate Yu Darvish, knocking out two solo bombs. Even Mark Teixeira made his first appearance in a week, pinch-hitting and getting a knock. The two Gardner homers were the only runs the Yankees could muster as they fell to Texas 4-2.
Gardner’s two homers gave the Yankees a 2-0 lead heading into the fifth. Chris Giminez singled and went to second on a groundout. The Rangers then went on a two out roll off David Phelps.
Elvis Andrus singled to make it 2-1. Alex Rios singled. Adrian Beltre doubled to tie the game at two. After a walk to load the bases, and a two strike count to JP Arencibia, Phelps gave the .152 hitter a pitch to hit and he delivered and two run single.
The Yankees offense couldn’t do anything else, even though they got 11 hits. They wasted opportunities in the eighth, as both Brian McCann and Zealous Wheeler couldn’t deliver with runners on and two out.
Game two of the series is at 8:05 ET tomorrow. Brandon McCarthy will take on Nick Martinez.