Thursday, May 22, 2014

Early runs prove costly for Yankees in 3-2 loss to White Sox

One bad inning.

Coming off yesterday's thriller at Wrigley, the Yankees offense looked to be carrying some momentum.

That wasn't the case tonight though, as the Yanks' bats picked up just 1 hit over 6 innings against White Sox starter Chris Sale, causing them to fall by a score of 3-2.

The Bombers hurler in this one, David Phelps, did exactly what was needed of him, surrendering just 2 earned runs over 7 frames of his own.

However, due to a two-out rally in the bottom of the second in which the Sox scored those two runs, Phelps and the Pinstripes fell in frustrating fashion, something that could end up knocking them out of first place.

They still competed eventually, scoring twice in the ninth thanks to a two-run single from Mark Teixeira, but due to Alfonso Soriano striking out on a questionable 3-2 pitch afterwards that rally proved unsuccessful.

It still should've been enough, as the Yanks did trail just 2-0 for the majority of this contest, but since Alfredo Aceves gave up another trip around the bases in the bottom of the eighth it wasn't. 

In other words, the Bombers seemingly weren't meant to win this contest. That'd make sense, as they didn't even get a runner on base until two outs in the top of the sixth, but still, it's rough. You'd like to be able to start these long road series with wins.

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