Yeah, but Michael the Kay got off the best line of the day…“And Derek Jeter has taken over at SS to shore up the Yankee defense.”
The waiting game begins now for the Yankees. After losing to the Blue Jays this afternoon, 3-2, at Rogers Centre, they will now wait on the score of tonight’s Orioles-Red Sox game. A Baltimore victory will create a tie at the top with four games remaining for both the Yankees and Orioles. That game begins at 7 p.m. in Baltimore.
The Yankees squandered a number of chances to blow this game open early and paid the price later for not capitalizing. They loaded the bases with no one out in the first and managed to push a couple of runs across on sacrifice flies by Nick Swisher and Curtis Granderson. But when they loaded the bases again in the third, they came up empty. And in the fifth, after the first two men reached base, again they came up with no runs.
Andy Pettitte pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits. He left the game with the score tied 2-2, but Joba Chamberlain came in and gave up a two-out double to Adeiny Hechevarria, which gave the Jays a lead they would not relinquish.
A day after driving in nine runs with two out hits, the Yankees went 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position, and neither of those hits produced a run.
Posted: September 29, 2012 at 04:15 PM | 35 comment(s)
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