The best we can hope for is that every subsequently loss from this team is the lowest point of the season. The Yankees have now lost 4 of their last 5 series, have only won 3 of their last 10 games, and are now tied with the Orioles in September, after once holding a 10 game lead on the AL East.
The Yankees scored early on a two run homerun from Robinson Cano, and Freddy Garcia lost that lead by the third inning. After going just 4.1 and 4.2 inning in his last two starts, Garcia looked burnt out by the fourth inning. With a high pitch count in the fourth inning, he survived two hard hit linedrives by some well placed defense in the outfield. At that point, it was a no brainer to get someone ready in the 5th, but the coaching staff had faith in the veteran starter. In the fifth inning, Garcia looked completely useless, and surrendered two homeruns to Desmond Jennings and BJ Upton, bringing the score to 5-2. Garcia is done as a starter if you ask me, but he could be an important piece in the bullpen.
Aside from Cano’s homerun in the first inning, there wasn’t much more offense. In the third inning, Derek Jeter singled and Curtis Granderson was hit by a pitch. The two on and no one out scenario ended with a strikeout to Nick Swisher and a double play by Robinson Cano. After a Jayson Nix singled in the 4th inning, the Yankees didn’t earn another hit until the 8th, where Jeter had his second hit of the game. Alex Rodriguez had a hit in the 9th inning, but it didn’t go anywhere.
When you forget about the bad starting pitching and the bad offense, the bullpen was actually very good. Cody Eppley came into the game and gave the Yankees 1.2 innings of no hit ball. Joba Chamberlain made an appearance in the 8th inning and he looked spectacular. Not only was his slider killer, but he was locating his fastball and blowing hitters away. We have to hope this continues, the bullpen looks burnt out as it is.
Also, the umpiring sucked. I won’t blame the game on the umpires, but Joe Girardi was thrown out in the middle of the 4th inning for that reason. It was calls like the one above that seemed to haunt the Yankees all night. I’m sure they had a few calls go their way, but nothing comes to mind. It took the bat out of the hands of quite a few hitters in big spots. Things just aren’t going there way right now, but I still don’t feel like it’s time to panic. This team needs to turn things around as soon as possible, and if they can win the series in Baltimore, the schedule is on their side.
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