Lost in the ugliness of the Yankees’ performance was David Aardsma’s pinstripe debut. After making his last major league appearance in Septemeber 2010, Aardsma gave the Yankees a decent eighth inning, but did allow Arencibia to go yard off him. Fourteen of his 24 pitches were strikes and his fastball hit 92 mph.
Ivan Nova: Nova went just 4.2 innings, gave up four runs on six hits, two walks and four Ks. His ERA is now 5.02. He has given up at least two runs in each outings since July 8th, while his last scoreless outing was June 11th.
Curtis Granderson: Grandy went 0-4, striking out once and stranding four runners.
Raul Ibanez: Ibanez went 0-3 and also struck out once and left four runners on base.
Not a lot to be happy about in this game, but here goes…
Robinson Cano: Robbie went 3-4 with a double. He is 8-11 over his last three games, so it looks like he’s found his bat again.
Russell Martin: The rest of the Yankees’ offense came from Martin, who went 2-4 with a double. Unfortunately, he couldn’t make his hits count, as he also stranded four runners.
Up Next: Hiroki Kuroda will try to get the Yankees back on track, when he takes the ball on Friday night. Chad Jenkins will make the second start of his career, after holding the Rays to one run in his last start. First pitch is at 7:07pm at the Rogers Centre.