Yankees vs. Red Sox Post Game Recap 7/28
After a long two hour rain delay the Yankees suffered a tough 8-6 loss to the Red Sox on Saturday after a comeback in the 8th inning they lost it in the 9th inning.
C.C Sabathia had a tough time on Saturday suffering his 4th loss of the season. Sabathia allowed eight hits, two walks, six earned runs, and struck out six batters. The big blow to Sabathia’s day was a three-run homerun by Adrian Gonzalez in the 5th inning.
David Phelps was able to continue his great pitching out of the bullpen for the Yankees going another two innings only allowing one hit, and striking out three.
Rafael Soriano picked up his 1st loss of the season after Pedro Ciriaco hit a triple scoring Ellsbury that should have probably been an error on Curtis Granderson as he got all spun around and ended up falling. Ciriaco would score on a Dustin Pedroia sac-fly making it a two-run 9th for the Sox.
The biggest rivalry on the field between Mark Teixeira and Vicente Padilla added another chapter with Teixeira hitting a clutch two-run homerun off him in the 8th inning tying the game, it was Teixeira’s 20th of the season.
Sabathia’s personal catcher Chris Stewart was able to provide some offense for the Yankees hitting his 1st homerun of the season in the 3rd inning off Jon Lester.
Jayson Nix also made the most of getting a start today going 1 for 2 while hitting his 4th homerun of the season a two-run shot in the 5th inning.
Yankees will be looking to win the series at home against the Red Sox on Sunday Night Baseball, as Hiroki Kuroda (10-7, 3.34) will face Felix Doubront (10-5, 4.54).