That game did not seem fun at all. I intently watched the first inning, but started to doze off in the second. The last thing I remember hearing before I was out til morning was CC Sabathia contributing more than he has on the mound lately when he drove in Eduardo Nunez with an RBI groundout. From that point on, what was already a rocky start became a disaster for Sabathia.
Though Sabathia’s third inning was scoreless, that was thanks to Brett Gardner connecting with Chris Stewart to nail Chase Headley at the plate for the third out. In the fourth, though, the Padres would strike for two more runs thanks to (you guessed it!) a home run by Logan Forsythe and an RBI triple by Everth Cabrera (whom Stacey drafted like three picks before me in our fantasy league draft way back when) that plated San Diego starter Andrew Cashner. The Padres added another run off of CC in the sixth on a Chris Denorfia single, followed by a Jedd Gyorko homer off of Joba Chamberlain in the seventh, and they finished their scoring with a Will Venable homer off of Adam Warren in the eighth. Meanwhile, the Yankees were done with their scoring in the second inning. After that second inning, the Yankees had just two hits and they didn’t manage a walk off of Cashner. Per Mike Axisa, this was the 15th game in 2013 in which the Yankees did not draw a walk, their most since 1974. Yikes.
But, hey, on the bright side, my softball team won its third straight game and I hit a homer last night! Yay, silver linings, eh?