Yankees Lose Heartbreaker Due to Some Bad Luck
The Yankees did not play badly last night, it was just one of those tough games that you lose. After a 64 minute rain delay, the game finally started. That’s the 2nd Thursday in a row we’ve had a delay. Anyway, in heartbreaking fashion, the White Sox beat the Yankees 3-2.
Pitching Analysis: Andy Pettitte pitched well last night, going 6 & 1/3 innings while allowing 2 runs, only 1 of which was earned, and he struck out 8 along the way. He allowed a run in the 3rd due to a double by the rookie Beckham that scored Getz. Andy allowed another run later in the game due to an error. Overall, Andy pitched well. he has just been unlucky of late.
The “Philthies” both pitched yesterday. Hughes pitched 2 innings, and due to an error a run scored in the 7th and was charged to Andy. In the 9th, Hughes got into a 1st and 2nd jam, and the other philthy Coke was called upon. Dewayne Wise hit a ball back up the middle, and Coke just missed it. The winning run scored, and it was a CHEAP walkoff single. But a walkoff single it was.
The pitching was a plus last night even though the Yanks lost. They only allowed 8 hits. They just had bad luck . 😦
Defensive Analysis: The defense was not bad last night, it just suffered from more bad luck. Andy Pettitte allowed a man on base due to an error he made. He was fielding a ball off the ground, and slipped on the wet grass and fell down as he tried to make the tag. Then later on, Hughes came in and got the double play ball he needed. Arod fired to Cano, who we all know is one of the best at turning double plays. But AJ Pierzynski barreled into Cano, making him throw the ball crazy, allowing Thome to score. I know you are supposed to go into 2nd hard, but you are supposed to slide. Pierzynski slammed into Cano, pummeling him so hard that he couldn’t throw right. I hate that Pierzynski. He seems like a trouble maker. It’s no wonder Michael Barrett punched him! I hope the Yankees have a play at the plate, and smash him so hard they break his leg off.
Offensive Analysis: There was not much offense last night, Gavin Floyd was dominating. The umpire was awful last night. He had a ridiculously wide strike zone, and kept calling balls WAY outside for strikes. Not to take anything away from Floyd, but that is partly why he had 10 K’s last night. A lot of them were called third strike, and they were obviously balls. Damon doubled home a run in the 6th. In the 9th with 2 out, Nick Swisher hit a home run to tie the game at 2 and gave the Yankees new life. But Wise’s walkoff single (cheap!) erased that.
Swish attempts a comeback, and connects for a homer.
It was a tough loss for the Yankees. Sadly, the Red Sox won thanks to a homer by the steroid-monster Ortiz. What a disgrace. The Yankees now have a 2.5 game lead in the AL East. Hopefully, they will go out there with a vengeance tonight and win, Win, WIN!!!!! GO ON BOYS! I’M WITH YOU ALL THE WAY!!!!