The Yankees rallied in the seventh inning of the game after being down 7-2, scoring six runs with RBI’s from Brett Gardner, Robinson Cano, Alfonso Soriano, Curtis Granderson and Lyle Overbay. The Yankees had an 8-7 lead going into the 9th inning after David Robertson pitched a scoreless eighth but an error by Austin Romine, allowing Quintin Berry to go to third base after attempting to steal second set up a RBI single for Stephen Drew to tie the game off Mariano Rivera.
Joba Chamberlain came into the game in the 10th inning, but promptly broke the tie after giving up a RBI single to Shane Victorino, allowing Jacoby Ellsbury to score. A game that could have been the comeback game of the year, ended up turning into a heartbreaking loss.
– After having an amazing August, Ivan Nova had a poor outing only going four innings, giving up three runs on five hits, throwing 96 pitches.
– The fact that Joe Girardi brought in Joba Chamberlain to pitch the 10th inning obviously wasn’t the best move. The bullpen seemed a bit shaky today outside of Cesar Cabral (who pitched to one batter) and David Robertson. If the Yankees are going to make a run for the postseason, the pitchers have to step up. A night where the Yankees offense scores you eight runs should have been enough for the victory.
– The Yankees announced that Shawn Kelley has a “tricep issue” and is unavailable out of the bullpen until next week
. Photo credit: (September 4, 2013 – Source: Rich Schultz/Getty Images North America)