Monday, April 1, 2013

Opening Day Does Not Go As Planned, Lose 8-2

Opening Day did not go as planned for the Yankees as CC Sabathia, a traditional slow starter, got hit around a little bit and left the game pretty early. Sabathia only managed 5 IP with 4 ER 8 H 4 BB's and 5 K's. Not exactly the start we expected or necessarily wanted out of the big man but his stuff did not look bad he just could not buy a break. I know some Yankees fans were panicking on Twitter about it, especially about his velocity, but I am not... not yet anyway.

Brett Gardner, Ichiro Suzuki, Robinson Cano, Kevin Youkilis, and Francisco Cervelli all had a hit a piece as the Boston Red Sox pitching staff kept the Yankees offense down. Francisco Cervelli had the only two Yankees RBI's on a two out hit. Travis Hafner would add a pinch hit single in the 8th inning in his first at bat as a Yankees player.

The Yankees bullpen did their job as David Phelps, Boone Logan, and Shawn Kelley all combined for three innings only allowing one run, charged to Phelps. Joba Chamberlain started to get into some trouble in the top of the 9th as he walked two batters and gave up a single to Jonny Gomes to load the bases with only one out before striking out Jose Iglesias. The Red Sox would put two more runs on the board with a lazy little ground ball that Cano bobbled with the bases loaded that put the game out of reach for the Yankees. Shane Victorino would add an 8th run with a single scoring God Jackie Bradley Jr before Joe Girardi had seen enough of the stache for one day. Cody Eppley would finish off the 9th.

The Yankees offense in the 9th inning is pictured above... no I did not forget to put a picture there the Yankees offense was just nothing.

Yankees lose 8-2

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