Well that was a crappy loss. The Yankees were in a good position to get a series-opening win in Oakland last night, up multiple runs heading into the game’s later innings. But a few bad pitches and a really horrible bullpen decision fueled an A’s comeback and got the Bombers’ West Coast trip off to a tough start.
It wasn’t the 1st inning, but Brian McCann got the scoring off to an early start with a 1-out solo home run in the top of the 2nd. He drove in the Yankees’ second run in the top of the 4th too. Alex Rodriguez started the inning off with a single, moved to second on Mark Teixeira‘s walk, and came around to score on Mccann’s base hit up the middle. Close play at the plate, but A-Rod’s blazing speed around third was enough to get him in. There was still 2 on and nobody out after the replay, but the Yanks would not get any more runs in the inning.… Click here to read the rest