Here’s what you need to know about tonight’s game:
- Ivan Nova struggled
- The bullpen is still awful
- The Yankees lost another player to injury – this time Alex Rodriguez to a tight right calf
- Mariano Rivera was honored in a pregame ceremony and the Yankees played so badly that he had no chance of coming into the game.
The Yankees have now lost 7 of their last 11 (Yikes) and are three out of the Wild Card with only 12 games left on the schedule. To say that time is running out would be a bit of an understatement.
By the way, people are overblowing the ceremony the Red Sox had for Mo tonight. Did they give him nice gifts? Sure, a couple of them were nice but all Boston really did was thank Mariano for blowing Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS, and remind him of that failure by having three of the guys from that team address him in a video.