Let’s play a game of good news/bad news, shall we?
Good news: Derek Jeter is still hitting well.
Bad news: He struck out to end the game.
Good news: The Yankees scored four runs – look, it’s better than the two they mustered last night.
Bad news: CC Sabathia also gave up four. His line tonight was 6.2 IP, six hits, four runs, two walks and three strike outs. From Jack Curry of YES: Sabathia’s 0-3 with a 4.67 ERA in last four starts.
Good news: Alex Rodriguez hit a home run to pull the Yankees within a run late in the game.
Bad news: Eduardo Nunez negated the run – and any good feelings people had about him – with his big error in the ninth.
Good news: The Yankees got a hit with a runner in scoring position
Bad news: That was the only one they got (they were 1-6).
Good news: Curtis Granderson hit his 38th home run of the season.
Bad news: B.J. Upton hit his 23rd home run of the season which put Tampa up 5-2 in the top of the eighth.
Good news: … I think I may be done with the good news
Bad news: The Yankees are now out of first place by a half a game and if the Orioles beat Oakland tonight, they’ll be back a full game.
Some facts about tonight’s game:
- With his fifth inning single, Jeter passed Willie Mays and is now in sole possession of 10th on the All-Time hit list. He now has 3,285.
- From @YankeeSource: Yankees have just 3 hits with RISP in the last 4 games. 3 for 40 (0.075 BA).
- From @yestoresearch: The Yankees are now 1-7 in Price/Sabathia match ups.