Just a bad day. Ivan Nova did not have it, the Yanks gave up 3 unearned runs due to 3 errors and only managed 3 hits.
The Yankees lost 8-1. They are off on Monday.
They fall to 44-38 and the lead was cut to one game.
Nova (L, 1-2, 2.65) 5 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 6 H, 3 walks, 1 K.
Mitchell 2 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 3.52.
Capuano 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 walks and 0 K. 4.82.
Rumbelow 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 2.70.
The only Yanks’ run came on a HR by A-Rod. #16 for the season, #670 of his career.
Jose Pirela made two errors on the same play. When I went to the Stadium in late May, he did the same mistake—being too lackadaisical on a ball— then he had to rush to field and throw it. Be aggressive, Jose. Attack the ball. By the time the ball was reaching him, the batter was 80% up the line.