August 23, 2010

Boom goes Bautista and the Yanks fall, 3-2

The major league home run leader, Jose Bautista, went yard twice and drove in all three Toronto runs in a 3-2 win over the Yankees.

Best of All: Ivan Nova showed off his great stuff once again, probably earning himself another start, but Joe Girardi yanked him after just 73 pitches and 5-1/3 innings. His only blemish was a two-run homer to Bautista.

Robinson Cano had an RBI double and reached base three out of four times. He led off the ninth with a walk, but nobody could advance him.

Worst of All: The Yankees shouldn’t have let Bautista beat them. I don’t understand why teams aren’t pitching around him more. He’s got 40 homers now! At this rate, he’s looking at a 50-plus homer season. How do you let him beat you?

Brett Gardner went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the leadoff spot. Derek Jeter had the night off, but pinch hit in the last inning and made the final out on a pop up in foul territory.

Coming Up: Game 2 of this series is Tuesday between Dustin Moseley and Marc Rzepczynski.

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