Thursday, June 9, 2011

Make It Six Straight Losses To The Sox

It was another ugly night for the Yankees against Boston, this time falling by the score of 11-6, making it 6 straight losses to Boston and 7 of 8 overall. Like Garcia on Tuesday, A.J. Burnett had nothing. It was 4-0 after two, and 7-0 after three and a half. By the time he walked off the mound with two out in the sixth he had given up 8 runs (7 earned) on 7 hits, walked 4 and struck out three. One of the hits allowed was a 1st inning two-run homer by David Ortiz, however there was no excessive bat flip that I noticed.

Tim Wakefield wasn't great for Boston either. After putting up zeroes for the first three, he ran out of gas towards the middle innings. Alex Rodriguez got the Yankees on the board with a solo homer in the 4th. They added three more in the 5th and another in the 6th to cut the Boston lead to 8-5.

It would remain that way until the top of the 9th when Lance Pendleton came in and gave up three runs on two long balls-one to Carl Crawford and another to J.D. Drew.

The Yanks would score on in the bottom of the 9th, but that would be all. The Sox are now alone in 1st and the Yanks, well they don't look like they belong on the same field at this point.

Hopefully they can salvage the finale tomorrow night when CC Sabathia takes on Josh Beckett at the big ballpark in the Bronx. First pitch is 7:05 PM.

(Box Score)

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Jacoby Ellsbury (3-for-5, RBI, R, SB)
HONORABLE MENTION: JD Drew (1-for-3, HR, 3 RBI, R, BB)

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