Yeah, these types of games are getting old for Yankees fans, aren’t they? For the third game in this series, the Yankees scored at least eight runs (they scored nine today) and yet they couldn’t come away with the victory.
Yankees starter David Huff couldn’t last more than 3.1 IP, giving up nine runs on eight hits. The bullpen didn’t do much better. Jim Miller gave up three runs in his 1.1 innings of work. Brett Marshall pitched the best out of the three, giving up one run on three hits in 4.1 IP.
The Yankees were in a hole down 12-3 but the Yankees offense rallied to score six more runs in the game. Again, there’s nothing wrong with the Yankees offense. The Yankees scored 25 runs in three games, which is something you’d want from your offense. The pitching is the issue here. David Robertson, Boone Logan and Shawn Kelley were all unavailable and the pitching (except for Andy Pettitte) have all been dreadful. Yesterday was a win-able game, Thursday was a win-able game, and today was a win-able game. The pitching just wasn’t there.
NOTES & NEWS:
— Derek Jeter was pulled during today’s game after complaining of discomfort in the ankle he had surgery on. Jeter had a CT scan and the results came back negative. The results are going to be sent to Jeter’s surgeon in Charlotte, North Carolina for more evaluation.
— Yankees have a tough question to ask themselves after today’s loss: who will start vs. the Orioles next week? Phil Hughes or David Huff? David Huff has been great in the bullpen but today was not a great start from him. Phil Hughes has been dreadful in both the pen and on the mound. My guess would be Joe Girardi gives David Huff one more chance against the Orioles before handing the ball to Hughes, but hey: the manager has an obsession with using Hughes and Joba Chamberlain so you never know.
— Shawn Kelley threw a bullpen today and everything went well. Kelley says he can pitch tomorrow if needed.
Photo credit: (September 6, 2013 – Source: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images North America)