Winning Streak Comes to an End

The Yankees got Alex Rodriguez back today, but his 2-for-5 day wasn’t enough to overcome Phil Hughes‘ poor start as the Yankees lost 7-3 to the Toronto Blue Jays to end their winning streak at eight games.

Here are some highlights:

  • Hughes allowed 3 home runs for the second time this season (last time was July 4th also against Toronto).
  • With an 0-for-4 day, Derek Jeter is now batting .154 over his last 20 games.
  • Nick Swisher, day-to-day with a knee injury, pinch hit and went 0-for-1.
  • Austin Kearns, day-to-day with a thumb injury, came in as a defensive replacement in the 9th inning.
  • Don’t blame the bottom of the order for this one, Greg Golson and Ramiro Pena combined to go 3-for-6.
  • Brett Cecil is now 3-0 with a 2.22 ERA in 4 starts against the Yankees this season.

The Rays also lost so they remain 2.5 games behind the Yankees. Up next are the Baltimore Orioles.

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3 Responses to Winning Streak Comes to an End

  1. Mike S. says:

    Wow. See my comment on the other post (Granderson) re: Jeter. I know of the 4 for last 43, but great job in going back 20 games with the .154.

    Hopefully Derek has a good month left in him for 2010. That month being October.

  2. NYYank55 says:

    Derek should step up and ask Girardi to drop him down in the batting order until he straightens himself out. He has become as close to an automatic out or double play as you can get. Girardi wouldn't embarrass him by doing it on his own but if Derek requests it, he would not only help the team, but he will re-enforce the leadership qualities that he has shown in the past. Now that Gardy has gotten more confidence in the lead off spot, it would be the perfect time to do it and keep Swisher in the #2 hole.

  3. You are right, but the problem here is money. Jeter can't ask to be dropped down in the order and still ask for big bucks this offseason. Maybe if it weren't a walk year he might do that, but there really is no chance of that happening anytime soon.