Well, the Yankees were trailing 10-0 after four innings so you knew they were going to lose. At least they made things interesting, scoring five unanswered runs in a 10-5 loss at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California.
Let’s start with the pitching, considering that was the worst part of the game, mainly Vidal Nuno. Nuno only went three innings, giving up eight runs on eight hits and giving up two home runs. Jose Ramirez entered the game, giving up two runs on three hits in his inning of work. Shawn Kelley, Matt Thornton and Adam Warren entered the game, where all three of them had scoreless outings.
The Yankees offense didn’t click until the sixth inning when Mark Teixeira doubled to bring home Derek Jeter. The Yankees tacked on two more runs in the seventh inning when Carlos Beltran hit a home run and Jeter hit a sacrifice fly to right field. The Yankees added their final two runs in the ninth inning when with two outs and two strikes, Brett Gardner hit a two-run home run, plating himself and Yangervis Solarte.
– The Yankees have the off-day tomorrow, but they will be back on Tuesday when they play against the Toronto Blue Jays for the first game of a three game set. Masahiro Tanaka will take the mound for the Yankees, with hopes of getting his 11th win. First pitch will be at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on My9.