Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sloppy Yankees fall to Red Sox

Yankees vs Red Sox Post Game Recap 7/7 Game 2

The Yankees fell to the Red Sox in the second game of the double header, losing 9-5 as errors killed them.

Phil Hughes didn’t have his best stuff in the second game of the double header on Saturday, but sloppy fielding from the Yankees didn’t help either. Hughes allowed 10 hits, one walk resulting in five runs, three of which were earned in 5.1 innings. Hughes picked up his 7th loss of the season as a result.

Boone Logan’s troubles continued, as he allowed one hit and two walks resulting in an earned run. This makes it four straight appearances for Boone allowing at least one run.

Cory Wade was back in the Yankees bullpen for the double header and picked up where he left off before he left. Wade allowed three hits, three runs, two of which were earned in 0.2 innings. Wade, who was pitching great in the first two months of the season, now sees his ERA at 5.94 for the year.

Mark Teixeira, back in a more normal spot in the lineup instead of batting 2nd, hit a three-run homerun in the 1st inning for his 15th homerun of the season.

Andruw Jones, who hit 2 homeruns in the first game of the double header, went 1-4 with another homerun, his 10th of the season, in the night cap. Jones also made a great diving catch as well, flashing the abilities that led to 10 gold gloves as the Braves centerfielder earlier in his career.

Russell Martin was finally able to snap his 0-30 slump, going 1-2 with a walk and a double. He will now look to carry this into tomorrow night and the remainder of the season to get his average above .200.

Eric Chavez, who would pinch hit for Darnell McDonald, hit his 7th homerun of the season in the 9th inning. It was his second at bat of the night.

The Yankees will be playing the final game of the series against the Red Sox on ESPN for Sunday Night Baseball as Ivan Nova (9-3, 4.05) will face Jon Lester (5-5, 4.33).

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