In a game that started off great for the Yankees, ended in disaster with the bullpen giving up five runs in a 9-7 loss to the Mets at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.
The Yankees were able to get on the board early in the second inning on a Brett Gardner grand slam. The Yankees later scored three runs in the six inning with RBI’s by Yangervis Solarte and Kelly Johnson. The Yankees had their chance to tie the game in the 9th inning, but their chance was ripped out of their hands when Brian McCann grounded into a game ending double play.
Hiroki Kuroda had a shaky outing, going six innings while giving up four runs on seven hits while striking out three. The Yankees bullpen didn’t help matters either; Alfredo Aceves gave up two runs, Matt Thornton gave up two runs and Preston Claiborne gave up one run.
– Carlos Beltran left the game after hyper-extending his elbow. He’s going for an MRI as we speak and we should have news on him tomorrow.
– Ichiro Suzuki was unavailable today due to back soreness. He’s day-to-day and believes that a DL stint is unnecessary.
– Shawn Kelley told the media before the game that his back was fine–but in reality, his back was still bothering him. He’s also day-to-day.
– Vidal Nuno will pitch the series finale at Yankee Stadium before both teams head crosstown to play at Citi Field on Wednesday and Thursday. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on My9.