Yankees vs Tigers Post Game Recap 8/7
The Yankees were unable to beat the Tigers in the second game of the series despite a 9th inning rally losing by a score of 6-5.
Yankees starter Phil Hughes had a short, and rough start only making it 4.1 innings against the Tigers. Hughes had a 42 pitch inning which really took its toll on his pitch count, and effectiveness for the game. Phil allowed eight hits, four runs, and had three strikeouts in his short night.
The next step for Joba Chamberlain didn’t go as smooth as he would or the Yankees would have liked on pitching two days straight. Joba in 0.2 innings allowed two hits, one walk, and one earned run in the eighth inning.
Miguel Cabrera has become a Yankee killer hitting another homerun on Tuesday for his 29th of the season in the 4th inning, and a two-run double in the 5th inning.
Eric Chavez batting 5th in the order responded with a big game going 2 for 4 with a two-run homerun in the 4th, and scoring a run in the 9th.
Ichiro also had a good day going 2 for 4 with two RBIs, and his hit his 18th double of the season in the 9th inning.
The return back to Detroit continues to be tough for Curtis Granderson going 0-5 again on Tuesday, as he has gone 0-10 to start the series.
Nick Swisher was able to have a nice 3 for 4 night hitting two doubles for his 25th, and 26th of the season. Swisher however was only knocked in once despite begin on base three times.
Yankees will turn to their ace C.C Sabathia (11-3, 3.53) to stop the skid, as he faces newly acquired Tiger Anibal Sanchez (1-1, 4.50).