Friday, July 20, 2012

Yankees Fall to Red Hot Athletics

Yankees vs Athletics Post Game Recap 7/19

Yankees fell to the red hot Oakland Athletics losing 4-3 as they weren’t able to start the trip out west the way they would have liked.

Freddy Garcia had his worst start since re-joining the rotation as Garcia allowed nine hits, two walks, and four earned runs while getting six strikeouts in his 5.2 innings of work. The big blow to Garcia’s night was a two-run homerun by Yoenis Cespedes in the first inning crushing a ball into the seats in left.

David Phelps who was called back up from the minors continued to pitch well in the majors going 2.1 innings in relief for Garcia not allowing a base runner and getting four strikeouts.

Derek Jeter did more of the same in the lead off spot with another multi-hit game going 2 for 4 with a run scored as July has been a big month for Jeter hitting .375.

Alex Rodriguez getting the start at DH where he is hitting much better than starting at third went 2 for 4 with a run scored.

Robinson Cano was able to get his hitting streak up to 22 games with a base hit in the sixth inning going 1 for 4 in the game.

Nick Swisher accounted for much of the Yankees offense going 2 for 4 with two RBIs, and hit his 14th homerun of the season in the 9th inning off All-Star Ryan Cook.

Yankees will look to bounce back against the Athletics with Ivan Nova (10-4, 4.18) on the hill, as he faces Oakland’s rookie Tommy Milone (9-6, 3.54).

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