It's been a week to forget as Yankee fans. 2-4 against the Nationals and the Marlins. The Yankee bats have scored to the tune of 5, 2, 0, 5, 1 and 5 over that stretch. Alex Rodriguez needed a couple days off due to fatigue. Sabathia was pulled from Sunday's game after 1.1 innings of work with biceps tendinitis (he says he'll make his next start). I'm sure things will turn around, I mean, CMW only allowed 3 earned in 5 innings of work in his last start. An unbelievable improvement. Still, there's more bad news, check after the jump.
After Friday night's hilarious win, the Yanks were staring a 2-1 series win in the face. All they had to do was beat a rookie on Saturday, then take their lumps against Johan Santana on Sunday. Well, they wound up winning the series, but they didn't take the expected route.
Is it September already? If it was any team other than the Mets (or the Sox) I'd probably feel a little bit bad for them, but in this case, all I can do is laugh. If you missed the game, A-Rod popped one up to second base with two men on and two men out in the bottom of the ninth. K-Rod was just about ready to do his little dance on the mound to celebrate another shaky save and then Luis Castillo went after the ball with one hand, dropped it, and both runners scored to give the Yanks a 9-8 win.
Surely the Yanks couldn't drop their eighth straight to the Sox with CC on the hill against Brad Friggin' Penny, right? I mean, this madness has to end at some point, doesn't it? Well, it didn't happen tonight. This one hurt more than the first seven combined.
Chien-Ming Wang didn't make it past the third inning, Kevin Youkilis homered and drove in two and Jonathan Papelbon picked up his 15th save of the season as the Red Sox outlasted the Yanks 6-5 in Boston.
On a chilly, rainy day in Boston the Yanks were completely embarrassed by the Sox to the tune of a 7-0 shutout. A.J. Burnett was a disgrace to the road grays, the offense managed a meager two hits. Boston has now tied the Yanks for the lead in the A.L. East, and hold a 6-0 advantage over the Bombers in the season series.
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