May 21, 2010

A miserable time at the ballgame

Batting practice when I arrived.

Even with the help of my presence at the stadium, the Yankees couldn’t keep pace with the Rays. The 8-6 loss was the third in a row for the Yankees and fourth in their last five.

Best of all: Derek Jeter had three hits including a two-run double in the ninth. The captain was becoming a major cause for concern — and still is — but a night like this helps.

The bullpen wasn’t so bad tonight either: 4 IP, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K. David Robertson pitched two scoreless and Chan Ho Park allowed a solo shot to Carlos Pena.

Worst of all: Andy Pettitte. This was by far his worst start of the year — his first loss — as he gave up six earned runs over five innings. His ERA is still under three, but the Rays really embarrassed him, slugging three home runs.

Line of the night: Juan Miranda: 2-for-3, 3B, HR, 3 R, 2 RBI, BB

Up Next: The first Subway Series of the year begins Friday night at Citi Field. Full series preview will be posted as usual.

The End The sad stadium as I left.

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