NEW YORK, NY - JULY 17: Brett Cecil #27 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after giving up a three-run homer to Andruw Jones #22 of the New York Yankees in the second-inning at Yankee Stadium on July 17, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
We couldn't hit CC Sabathia. Not a surprise really, he's prettygood. We only had 4 hits off him, in 6 innings.
We did make an effort against the Yankee bullpen, scoring a run and loading the bases in the 9th. But then J.P. Arencibia lined a hard shot at first baseman Mark Teixeira, who doubled off Anthony Gose. Welcome to the majors.
Brett Cecil was pretty good. He had a bad 2nd inning, giving up a 3 run homer to Andruw Jones. Jayson Nix followed with a double, but then was caught trying to steal 3rd base. That really got Brett off the hook. From then on Cecil was very good. Unfortunately we didn't score for him. In total: 6 innings, 6 hits, 3 earned, 2 walks, 5 k. If we scored some runs, we'd look back at it as a good start.
Sam Dyson came in to start the 7th, his first action since July 5th. Not so surprisingly, it didn't go well. He really wasn't hit hard, but, with the help of some lousy defense, he gave up 4 hits and a walk before getting his first and only out. 3 earned in 1/3 of an inning. That's 2 appearances and 2 total outs. Aaron Loup got the last 2 outs of the 7th and Francisco Cordero pitched a perfect 8th. I almost feel sorry for the guy.
No Jay of the Day. Honorable mention to Edwin for 2 doubles in 4 at bats and Adam Lind for getting 2 hits off a tough lefty. Suckage? Well, by the numbers, no one. The worst number was an -.079 for Yunel Escobar on an 0 for 2 and a walk, with a sac bunt. I think he was trying for a bunt single. Really we should just award a team suckage award.
Anthony Gose got into his first MLB game. His first at bat was a ground out, bounced over the pitcher right to Derek Jeter. His second at bat was a bunt single that the pitcher took too long trying to decide if he should throw to second to get the runner there. With Gose's speed, you can't take time to think. Gose also had a little misplay in RF, letting a ball that bounced off the wall get past him. It didn't cost a base though.
The only official error of the game was awarded to Rajai Davis for missing the cutoff man on a single to left. Brett Lawrie swiped at it, and likely should have, at least, knocked the ball down. We had a good shot at getting the runner at the plate, if Davis had hit the cutoff man. I guess we can forgive him, he did have a double and a steal of 3rd. And, even if it was the only official error, we made a number of unofficial ones. It was a bad game.
The final game of the series in New York is tomorrow at 1:00 Eastern. Ricky Romero (8-5, 5.03) tries to end our little slide. Hiroki Kuroda (8-7, 3.67) starts for the Yankees. Hopefully Ricky can have his 3rd straight good start. And, hopefully, we can score for him this time. Anthony Gose will get his first start, leading off and playing RF. Good luck Anthony.