Oakland 5, Yankees 4: Sorry the recap was delayed

The recap is delayed because I actually went to today's game. Normally, I sit in section 413 which is in the shade and on days like today, the temperature difference between the sun soaked seats and covered seats feels like it's at least a 20 degree swing so my brother and I walked out to left field.

This was our first view:

247089_10151629756775921_1097099117_n I was roasting out in the sun and kept getting and hiding from it. I'm pale, I wasn't wearing sunscreen on my arms because I was expecting to be in the shade and knowing my luck, I'd be purple by the end of the day.

We stayed in those seats until it was 2-1 Oakland in the fourth.

Then we walked all the way from 331 to 305, which were our original seats when we transferred from the old Stadium to the new Stadium in 2009. My brother noticed that our old seats were empty and went to sit in them. I went to ladies room to wash my hands and while I was there Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run home run to put the A's up 4-1 in the fifth.

I made my way down to our old seats and the Yankees didn't do anything in the bottom of the inning.

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Luckily, Oakland didn't do anything in the sixth thanks to Preston Claiborne, Southern lawyer. Kidding. That's not his name but it should be. Claiborne pitched two hitless innings for the Yanks. The Yankees mounted a bit of comeback by scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth and tying the game.

They scored those runs on an RBI double by Ichiro Suzuki and an RBI single by Lyle Overbay which scored Travis Hafner and Ichiro.

Unfortunately, the Yankees surrendered a run, thanks to a Josh Donaldson solo bomb in the top of the eighth. The unlucky pitcher? Boone Logan. Donaldson hit it into the second deck in left field. I had a great view of it when I moved here:

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Hey, look who is on the scoreboard! This was right before the home run was hit. Sigh..

And, of course, the Yankees teased us by bringing the winning run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth, but alas, Vernon Wells struck out to end the game and Oakland won the series.

Oh well.

Some notes:

  • Andy Pettitte, who started the game finished with 5 innings pitched, three runs on four hits, he surrendered four walks, struck out two and gave up two home runs - the one to Cespedes and one to some dude named Luke Montz
  • Robinson Cano picked up career hit no. 1,499.
  • The Yankees are off tomorrow and are heading to Denver for a series with the Colorado Rockies which is followed by a weekend series in Kansas City.