Curtis Granderson sucks lately. I don’t believe I’ve ever described a player that way before, at least in writing. Especially a Yankee player. When it boils down to it, the centerfielder was supposed to carry this team. After all, the Grandyman can. Yet since June 1st, he’s hit just .214/.300/.430. Matt I. broke...
The Yankees had a chance to strike back in the top of the sixth, as Ronnier Mustelier drew a walk and Murton was hit by a pitch. Mesa grounded into a double play, though personally I thought he beat the throw to first. Unfortunately, Romine hit a sharp grounder to third and was too slow to first, ending the inning.
Empire State found itself in all kinds of trouble in the bottom of the seventh. Spears started the inning with a double, after three Yankee fielders converged on the ball and none came up with it. Brentz lined a single to right, tying the game. Jonathan Hee grounded a single to right, that rolled under Corban Joseph’s glove at second. Cole Garner made a bad throw to third, allowing Brentz to score and giving the Red Sox the 3-2 lead. Juan Cedeno entered the game for Ortiz and struck out Jeremy Hazelbaker. Preston Claiborne took the ball next, striking out Thomas. …
|New York Yankees||Baltimore Orioles|
|Derek Jeter, SS||Nick Markakis, RF|
|Nick Swisher, 1B||J.J. Hardy, SS|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Nate McLouth, LF|
|Alex Rodriguez, DH||Adam Jones, CF|
|Eric Chavez, 3B||Matt Wieters, C|
|Curtis Granderson, CF||Mark Reynolds, 1B|
|Russell Martin, C||Chris Davis, DH|
|Raul Ibanez, LF||Manny Machado, 3B|
|Ichiro Suzuki, RF||Robert Andino, 2B|
|David Phelps, SP||Jason Hammel, SP|
The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05...