Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Yankees Lose Another

Girardi arguing HP umpire's incorrect call on Brett Gardner, who was called out on a throw home in the third inning.
When the Yankees lose two straight games to the Chicago White Sox, who are only three games better than the Houston Astros, you have to believe that their season is over. The Yankees are now over five games out of the wildcard race and the division is out of reach for them. Depending on how the Red Sox do tonight the Yankees will either be 10 games back and even more with a Red Sox win. The lone shining star for the Yankees tonight was Hiroki Kuroda who ends up with a very hard luck loss. Kuroda threw for seven innings allowing only three White Sox runs to score. He allowed nine hits tonight which was a season high for Kuroda but got out of many jams tonight which goes to show what a strong pitcher he is.

There was no offense to discuss tonight. The Yankees look as pitiful at the plate as they've looked all season long. Their offense has scored three total runs in two games against the White Sox pitching. The White Sox came into Monday's game having lost ten games in a row. Not all ten games were against good teams, so you can only imagine how bad the Yankees have been since they have dropped two in a row to the same Sox team.

In tomorrow's finale the Yankees will try to salvage one game in this three game set against the White Sox. The Yankees have not won a series since taking two of three games from the Baltimore Orioles on July 5-6. The Yankees have not had a two game winning streak since taking the final two games of the Kansas City series at Yankee Stadium on July 10-11. Tomorrow's matchup will feature a pair of lefties in CC Sabathia who has been dreadful this season and Hector Santiago for the White Sox. It is imperative for the Yankees to take at least one game because a sweep at the hands of the lowly White Sox would be the biggest embarrassment for the Yankees since... Monday.

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