Sunday, August 19, 2012

Lester Returns to Old Form Against Yanks

Yankees vs Red Sox Post Game Recap 8/18

The Yankees were unable to make it two straight wins over the rival Red Sox losing by a score of 4-1 on Saturday afternoon.

David Phelps was able to have his longest outing of his major league career, but a lack of run support lead to his 4th loss of the season. Phelps went 6.2 innings allowing seven hits, three runs, and had seven strikeouts.

Jon Lester has struggled this year not pitching anywhere near his capabilities, but Lester looked like his old self against the Yankees going seven innings only allowing five hits, and one run.

Pedro Ciriaco has become a Yankee killer going 4 for 4 with a double, stolen base, and run scored. Ciriaco is now 15 for 29 against the Yankees this year.

Derek Jeter's 13 game hitting streak came to end, as Jeter went 0 for 3 with a walk in the loss.

Nick Swisher's hot hitting on the home-stand continued going 3 for 4, as Swisher is now 10 for 24 with 4 homeruns and 11 RBIs.

Curtis Granderson was the only Yankees to cross home plate in the game, as Granderson was able to hit a solo homerun for his 32nd homerun of the season, and also hit his 13th double of the season.

Yankees will look to take the rubber game of the series on Sunday Night Baseball, as Hiroki Kuroda (11-8, 3.06) will face Josh Beckett (5-10, 5.19).

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