So I am up with the LV Yankee Fan Club today, sitting in Section 405, row 4 and after six innings things are looking good. It didn’t rain. It poured on the way up and on the way home but no rain during the game. Humid as hell, though. I’m sweating all game long just sitting there.
But the Yanks are up 3-0 after six. They did waste an opportunity in the first. Gardner had a leadoff double, Jeter grounded out, moving Gardner to third. Cano struck out. Sori and A-rod walked and Wells struck out. Ouch.
Gardner hit another double in the third, and Soriano’s single brought him in.
A bases loaded walk to Gardner and a SF by Jeter in the 4th made it 3-0. Meanwhile Andy looked great.
3-0 after six. A well-rested bullpen after the CG shutout by Nova yesterday (or so it seemed).
Andy did get help on a great play by Reynolds which saved two runs. But three outs away from Robertson & Mo.
He gave up b-2-b singles to start the 7th.
In comes Kelley. Single for a run. 3-Run HR. There goes the lead.
Logan. Bunt single. Walk. In comes Joba.
Manny Machado gave the Yanks a break. Why he was bunting, up 4-3, no one out, I don’t know. But he was, despite 46 doubles on the year. He popped out.
But Joba then gave up a 3-run HR to Adam Jones. The O’s get 7 in the 7th and go on to win 7-3.
Three outs from D-Rob & Mo. The Yanks couldn’t get there and fall 1/2 game back of the O’s into 4th again.
Jeter did have a SF, but was 0 for 4 and looked awful. He’s down to .167.
Cano was 0 for 5 with 3 strikeouts. The Yanks went down on strikes 12x today.
Pettitte 6+ IP, 2 R, 7 H, 0 walks, 3 K. 4.01.
Kelley 2 batters. 0 Ip, 2 R, 2 H, 0 walks or K. (L, 4-2, 3.96)
Logan 2 batters. 0 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 0 K. 3.16.
Joba 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 4.23.
Huff 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 h, 0 walks, 0 K. 4.05.
Betances 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 36.00.
The Yanks brought up Adams, Betances, C J.R. Murphy and Brett Marshall today.
72-64. 26 games left. 14 against Boston, Balt. & TB. They probably need to go 11-3 in those games, 9-3 in the other 12, to have a shot.
Ain’t happening. Stick a fork in them. They are done.