It’s gotten to a point where it’s time to be blunt: The Yankees are not good right now. They’ve had their opportunities, but they let them slip away, prompting them to lose 5-2 in ten innings to the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.
In Mark Teixeira‘s return to the Yankees lineup, he drove in the only two runs the Yankees scored. In the first inning, Brett Gardner singled, Jacoby Ellsbury singled after a Derek Jeter strikeout and Mark Teixeira blooped a single, bringing home Gardner. In the sixth inning, Teixeira hit his 10th home run of the season into the left field seats.
Hiroki Kuroda had his best outing of the season, going 6.2 innings while giving up one run on two hits while striking out two. Dellin Betances gave up a run in 1.1 innings of work, tying the game at the time at two. David Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth inning just two days after blowing his second save. Adam Warren gave up three runs on three hits while only recording one out and Preston Claiborne came in to get the final two outs of the inning.
– The Yankees come back tomorrow to face the Athletics in Game 2 of the three game set. Vidal Nuno will take the mound for the Yankees while Jesse Chavez will take the mound for the Athletics. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.