The good news: Yankees got the winning run to the plate in the 9th inning – albeit with two outs.
The bad news: It was Curtis Granderson at the plate.
Ballgame over. The Yankees lose. Th-huh-huh-huh Yankees loooooose!
This is what happens when you don’t have Sabathia and Pettitte going for you in a series. Toronto takes two of three from New York.
The Yankees are now 12-12 in the month of August. And, they’re just 17-15 since July 24th. That’s not good.
Phil Hughes, needless to say, had his issues this evening with pitches per innings pitched. He was able to get ahead many, many times, to an 0-1 count. And, he had hair on his heater. But, he just could not put batters away tonight. Gotta say, come post-season time, I have my concerns about counting on Hughes. (Plus, he choked it up good last October too.) Maybe he’ll be a stud in the post-season this year? It’s always possible. But, I’m not feeling like it’s more than likely to happen than not.
Man, it’s just a strange night in Yankeeland when the feel good story of the contest is Javy Vazquez saving the bullpen – yes, Vazquez! – in a game that he didn’t start, no less. Go figure.
Lastly, I finally figured out who Eduardo Nunez remind me of…and it’s Mariano Duncan. And, I mean that in all the positive and nice ways.