The Yankees offense didn’t show up yesterday as they lost 2-1 to the Boston Red Sox thus splitting the four-game weekend series. Phil Hughes was on the mound and struggled through the first two innings before settling down and giving a strong performance.
Here are some notes:
- Hughes needed 57 pitches to get through 2 innings and then settled down as he just needed another 57 more to get through the next four innings.
- Derek Jeter picked up his 2,876th hit of his career yesterday to tie former NY Giant Mel Ott. With his next hit he’ll have the most hits any New York player has during his time in the Big Apple.
- A.J. Burnett had his last start skipped because of back spasms, but said he felt fine after throwing before tonight’s start.
- Mark Teixeira will miss at least one game against the Texas Rangers as he attends the birth of his child.
- Alfredo Aceves will begin a rehab stint in Triple-A Scranton tonight. He’s been out since May with a back injury that keeps flaring up every time he gets close. So cross your fingers that he doesn’t have another setback.
- Mark Melancon, the once promising relief prospect that was sent to Houston in the Lance Berkman deal, has been called up to the big leagues.
The Yankees certainly had their chances to make a come back against the Red Sox yesterday. Teixeira homered to lead-off the 8th inning and then the Yankees put two runners in scoring position, but Daniel Bard and Jonathan Papelbon escaped the inning unscathed. Then in the 9th Jeter walked and stole second, but Papelbon struck out the side to end the game.