Yankees Fall to 2nd Place

The Yankees lost their third straight game and with their 8-2 loss tonight they have fallen a game in back of the Tampa Bay Rays and are now in 2nd place in the AL East.

Here are some notes:

  • Dustin Moseley wasn’t terrible outside of a couple of mistakes that hurt him big time. He pitched 7.1 innings and allowed 5 earned runs.
  • Kerry Wood made his Bronx debut and gave up a homer.
  • The offense failed big time, Mark Teixeira had one of just two hits on the night, a home run.
  • Marcus Thames had an infield single.

The Blue Jays are a strong offensive team, which is why you can say that Moseley didn’t pitch terribly, but the Yankees need more than that against the Jays. Toronto is a good offensive team, but they’re not exactly a good team. The Yankees have a powerful offense, on most nights they aren’t getting two-hit. That’s not the worry here. The problem here is that the Yankees pitching has been mediocre over the past two weeks (11th in the AL).