Gardner hits grand slam in 9-7 loss to Mets

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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.

Injury Updates

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.

What’s Next?

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.

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5 Responses to Gardner hits grand slam in 9-7 loss to Mets

  1. Michael R says:

    37 games and how many injuries? The athlete today is bigger, stronger, and faster, but they sure can't play very long without getting hurt.

  2. Michael R says:

    It doesn't take an expert to see that bigger, faster, stronger, IS THE PROBLEM with today's ballplayers. With a 162 game schedule they become their own worst enemies with their off season workouts. Maybe they need to return to hunting and fishing in the off season like the players of old.

  3. I think you are overlooking that players are playing longer career than they used to. We're also better at diagnosing injuries. Back in the day, if a player got hurt, even a serious injury, he was expected to play through it. And if he couldn't, he was cut/replaced.

    Bigger, faster, stronger isn't necessarily the problem either. Today's athletes, on top of playing longer, start their careers earlier. It's not uncommon for 4 or 5 year olds to start to play sports seriously today. So if a guy is starting sooner, ending later, it's just more of a chance they are going to get hurt. And when they do get hurt, we diagnose it much better and they aren't forced to jeopardize their careers.

    • Mike Sommer says:

      One thing I remember Tony Kubek saying when he broadcast the game of the week: Players today are becoming too muscle-bound. Leading to more tears, pulls, strains, etc. The key is not building UP muscle, but being flexible. Too many muscle bound players (blame the weights or steroids) and not enough players whose muscles are built for flexibility.

  4. Michael R says:

    Not really over looking anything. All things considered I stand by my analysis. Today's players like any top of the tier athlete is literally one step or throw away from serious injury, due I think, to overly developed muscles which the skeletal system cannot support.

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