Yankees lost 4-3 to Athletics


Nathan Eovaldi pitched a good game and left with the lead in the sixth inning. However, the bullpen coughed blew the lead and sent the Yankees to a 4-3 loss in extras against the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.

The Yankees scored two runs in the bottom of the first on singles by Chase Headley and Brian McCann. They added another run in the fourth on a Didi Gregorius single.

Nathan Eovaldi pitched 5.1 innings giving up two runs on six hits while striking out four. Chasen Shreve gave up a run before retiring a batter, Adam Warren pitched a scoreless inning, Justin Wilson pitched a scoreless inning, Dellin Betances gave up a run in 1.2 innings of work and Chris Capuano retired a batter.

What’s Next?

— The Yankees will return tomorrow night where they’ll hope to take the middle game of this three game set against the Athletics. CC Sabathia will start for the Yankees and Scott Kazmir will start for the A’s. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.

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3 Responses to Yankees lost 4-3 to Athletics

  1. Robert Rufa says:

    I sometimes wonder why Girardi brings in the closer in the top of the 9th when the score is tied. Is he that sure there will be a walk-off run in the bottom half?

    • Would you rather he go to Capuano in the 9th and then lose the game with your best pitcher sitting out? Or would you rather Betances only pitch when he can get a save (regardless of whether or not it helps the team win)?

    • YankeezFan says:

      I would wonder why he elected to start him in the 10th inning, not the 9th. This game was lost when Girardi took out Evoldi after throwing 86 pitches with 1 out in the 5th. Girardi show no confidence in anyone in his pitching staff except Pineda and Tanaka. There might be good reason for him not having confidence, but you cant give the other pitchers confidence when they are constantly looking over there shoulder after the 5th. The Yankees starters except for Tanaka, and Pineda, have provided quality starts 38% of the time, usually because of their ineffectiveness, but also what was evidenced by Girardi last night, by pulling his starter before 90 pitches. How can you build these guys if they never get a chance to get to 90 pitches even. Maybe Girardi should go to a 2 man rotation and just have the bullpen throw the other games… he way over manages that bullpen, and it will eventually burn out by September.

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