Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Bad Joba shows up and Yanks lose
The New York Yankees lost to the Texas Rangers tonight by the score of 10-9. Joba Chamberlain got the start and was bad giving up 7 runs in 4 innings with 9 hits and 3 walks allowed. The Yankees always tough right to the end especially at home scored 4 runs in the ninth but Melky Cabrera lined into a double play to end the game after Nick Swisher attempted to bunt and popped out. Chad Gaudin came on in relief of Joba and pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up 3 runs on 7 hits. Damaso Marte pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings striking out two. The offense got off to a hot start with Hideki Matsui hitting a 2 run double and Jorge Posada hitting a 2 run homerun. The Yankees after all of that in the first inning didn't do much until the ninth. Derek Jeter, A-rod and Robinson Cano all had two hits and Jorge Posada and Hideki Matsui also had another hit each. Melky Cabrera had a hit and Johnny Damon had a hit and walk. The one thing I don't get about this game is it was 10-9, 1st and second no outs and Nick Swisher up who is always trying to hit homeruns and he bunts and pops it up. I am sure Joe Girardi told him to bunt and this just didn't make sense. Nick Swisher isn't my favorite player but he could of ended the game with one swing and with the pressure on the pitcher he is very patient and could of taken pitches and maybe even walked. The Yankees will try and bounce back tomorrow with Andy Pettitte on the mound tomorrow.