Booooooooooooooooooo: Mariners 6, Yankees 3

Crowd_booingSo after all of that pre-game build up about the return of Cano, the Yankees lost to the Mariners.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

CC Sabathia lasted only five innings, gave up four earned runs on nine hits and struck out six. He hadn’t had a meltdown inning in a couple of starts but he had one tonight. That inning was the fifth. The Yankees went from being up 2-0 to being down 4-2 before it was over. It was Sabathia’s first loss to the Mariners since 2009.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Robinson Cano was 1-4 with an RBI in his return to the Stadium and Mike Zunino of all people went 4-4 for the Mariners. Who? Yeah, I know.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

The Mariners had 13 hits. The Yankees had four.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

The Yankees didn’t commit any errors but they still had some defensive lapses and it cost them.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Mark Teixeira hit his third home run of the season.

(I won’t boo that.)

Yankee fans chanted “You sold out!” to Cano in the bottom of the first when he took the field. And that was after the Bleacher Creatures lulled him into a false sense of security by doing a roll call in his honor. I was like, “Aw that’s nice!” And then my warm and fuzzy feeling quickly turned into anger. It was a pretty gross display by Yankee fans who should have given Cano some sort of an ovation and I didn’t approve of it at all. Mainly because a big chunk of the Yankees roster could be called sell outs according to their criteria.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

That’s not to say there weren’t fans who were supportive of Cano, they were just outnumbered by the boobirds. Oh well.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

The Yankees offense looked pretty awful tonight and I’d say it was the weather but the Mariners were also playing in it and they weren’t affected by the cold.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.