Granted he probably won’t make the team, but Kelvin Perez gave us a glimpse of what life could be like after Mariano Rivera.
It was announced earlier today that there will be a press conference Saturday, at which time Mo is expected to announce that this season will be his last.
The Yanks lost 7-6 to St. Louis today, giving up 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th.
Singles by Ichiro and Cervelli gave the Yanks a run in the first. In the second, they went up 2-0 with the help of an error by St. Louis after Ronnier Mustelier was HBP and stole second.
The Cards got a run back in the third. Ivan Nova went 3, gave up that one run, 3 h, 1 walk and 2 K.
Brett Marshall didn’t do too badly for three innings, giving up a HR to Pete Kozma to tie the game in the fifth. The Yanks got a run back in the sixth to go back up 3-2. Cervelli walked, Stewart singled and Mustelier had an RBI groundout.
But Marshall may have run out of gas after 3. He (4 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 walks and 3 K) gave up a 2-run HR to Daniel Descalso in the bottom of the seventh. 4-3 Cardinals.
Singles by Dan Johnson, Thomas Neal, a PB and an RBI single by Austin Romine tied it up in the 8th.
The Yanks then scored two in the 9th to go up 6-4. Addison Maruszak doubled and scored on a single by Ramon Flores. After a WP, J.R. Murphy doubled in Flores to make it 6-4.
Matt Tracy tossed a scoreless 8th, then Kelvin Perez came in for the 9th.
Kolten Wong tied it up with a 2-run HR, then some bad defense (again) helped cost the Yanks the game.
Zoilo Almonte and Dan Johnson made errors, and Adron Chambers single won the game for the Cardinals, 7-6.
As I wrote a few days ago, the Yanks need to tighten up their defense. Johnson, for one, has been brutal (2 errors yesterday, 1 today), and right now, he may be Teix’s replacement.
Perez 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 H, 0 walks, 1 K.
Josh Spence 2 batters—the error by Johnson and the GW single.
The Yanks S.T. record falls to 3-10. Nova did well, Marshall was OK until that 4th inning.
The defense needs to tighten up.
…. and we got a glimpse of life without Mo. It’s so easy to take the great one for granted. He made it look so easy.