Monday, May 27, 2013
Yankees Offense Fails Again
Unfortunately for the Yankees, David Robertson was unable to keep the game tied in the eighth, as the feel for his pitches wasn't there. Robertson struck out Davis to begin the inning but followed the K with a fly ball grounds rule double by Mike Baxter. He would walk Jordany Valdespin, who pinch hit for pitcher Brandon Lyon. After a passed ball by Stewart that allowed the runners to advance into scoring position, Tejada grounded into a fielder's choice and Baxter was out at home plate. The very next batter, Daniel Murphy lined a single into center field to score Valdespin, giving the Mets a permanent lead. Robertson would plunk Wright and Logan replaced him to strike Duda out with the bases loaded. The Yankees couldn't score off Parnell in the ninth to suffer their second straight loss.
The Yankees are the only team in the Majors to not suffer a three game losing streak, so you have to figure they will bounce back tomorrow. The road to winning won't become any easier, as stud Matt Harvey gets the ball for the Mets. Harvey has been outstanding, but in his last start against the Reds he allowed four earned runs over seven innings to an explosive lineup. The Mets will face a great pitcher too, as Hiroki Kuroda brings his great ERA into Citi Field to try to turn the Yankees losing streak around.