Thursday, June 28, 2012
Yankees Post Game Recap 6/28
Yankees vs. White Sox Post Game Recap 6/28
The Yankees suffered a tough 4-3 loss in the first game of the series with the White Sox, spoiling a good start from Ivan Nova. The bullpen was unable to get the final three outs in the top of the 9th, blowing a two run lead.
Ivan Nova was able to step up with a great start the day after the Yankees lost their top two pitchers to injuries in C.C Sabathia and Andy Pettitte. Nova went 7.1 innings allowing six hits and three walks while striking out five and only giving up one run on homerun by Alejandro De Aza. De Aza had Nova's number, going 4-4 off him.
Boone Logan and Cody Eppley were able to get two big outs with De Aza on second base with one out for the Yankees in the 8th inning. Logan got Adam Dunn to fly out and then Eppley was able to strike out Paul Konerko to keep the lead going into the 9th.
With Rafael Soriano unavailable for the game due to pitching in four of the last five games, Girardi left Eppley in the 9th. Eppley gave up a hit to start the inning then was pulled for Clay Rapada, who made a throwing error, sailing a double play ball into center field. This lead to David Robertson coming in with runners on 1st and 3rd and subsequently giving up a 3 run homerun to Dayan Viciedo as the White Sox got a 4-3 lead.
Curtis Granderson was able to steal another base in Thursday's game, making it two straight games with a steal for Granderson. It appears Granderson is going to be more aggressive on the base paths with the long absence of Brett Gardner and the Yankees in need of some steals.
Alex Rodriguez was able to get the Yankees offense started with a 2 out RBI double in the 5th inning, scoring Curtis Granderson for the first run for the Yankees.
Robinson Cano would double Alex Rodriguez home right after for another 2 out RBI, giving the Yankees a 2-1 lead at the time.
Mark Teixeira was able to hit a solo shot in the bottom of the 8th inning, providing a nice insurance run for the Yankees. It was Teixeira's 13th homerun of the season.
The Yankees will be playing the second game of a four game set against the White Sox on Friday night as Adam Warren (0-0, -.--) will be making his MLB debut and Jose Quintana (2-1, 1.25) will be on the mound for Chicago.