Can the person with the Yankee player voodoo doll please stop already?
It wasn’t enough that Andy Pettitte had to leave the game due to a tight left trapezius muscle but then Chris Stewart also left the game due to injury. Once again, the Yankees have lost battery mates during the same start.
It’s insane! This season is ridiculous. They might as well remodel the home clubhouse in Yankee Stadium and turn into a triage unit.
And on top of it, they’ve now lost two out of last three and dropped the series to Seattle.
The Yankees were shut down by a combination of six pitchers who held them to two runs on eight hits and who struck out 10. And who got the win for Seattle? Oliver Perez who pitched a whopping one and one-third inning of work. He struck out three.
Hector Noesi, who started for Seattle, only lasted four and one-third innings but held the Yankees to one run on three hits and he struck out four.
This just wasn’t the Yankees’ night. Of course, losing your starting pitcher in the fifth inning and losing your catcher in the seventh doesn’t help matters.
One good thing from the game: David Adams picking up his first MLB RBI in the bottom of the second to tie the game at 1-1.