(Courtesy of the AP)
Second half started the same way the first half ended, with the Yankee pitchers giving up untimely home runs to dig a whole for the offense and the hitters doing little to try to climb out. Same shit, different day. Do I even need to recap that?
Maybe Brett Gardner
for scoring a run on his own with a bunch of stolen bases, but he got tossed early for throwing his helmet after a bad third strike call and he didn't get a hit. Nobody had more than 1 hit.
- Andy Pettitte
: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K. Another so-so outing for Andy, who looks very much like a 41-year-old pitcher on his last legs and likely will for the remainder of the season. 4 runs shouldn't be a guaranteed loss but it is these days and that's the number of runs he always seems to give up. Putting his team down 3-0 on 2 early HR in the first 2 innings was not helpful at all.
Second game of the series is this afternoon, on FOX I believe. Hiroki Kuroda
and John Lackey
are the starting pitchers.