If it’s not one thing, it’s another. First, the Yankees starters couldn’t go 5 solid innings, then the pen couldn’t hold a lead (as a result of the starters’ futility at the beginning of the season), now they can’t score runs.
The Mariners took two out of three against the Yanks this weekend. Today, Horacio Ramirez stymied the Yanks, and they could only muster 1 run in a 2–1 loss. Andy Pettitte was the tough-luck loser.
Yet again, not much good news on the offensive side of the ball, Damon and Matsui each had two hits, the rest of the lineup combined for three. The Yankees scored their only run by manufacturing it. Damon singled, stole second and was brought home by a Jeter single. Later in the game, with Damon on as the tying run, he didn’t steal. Odd.
Tomorrow is a much-needed off day for the Yanks, they head to Chicago on Tuesday for a three-game set before returning to New York to face the Mets next weekend.
Player of the Game: Andy Pettitte, 7.1 IP, 2 earned, 9 hits, 1 walk, 2 Ks.
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