Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sabathia, Aceves fold under pressure in 5-4 loss to Brewers

CC Sabathia gave up three home runs in 5.1 innings and Alfredo Aceves surrendered the go-ahead trip around the bases in the bottom of the seventh tonight as the Yankees frustratingly fell to the Brewers in the middle game of this weekend series, 5-4. Technically, Sabathia wasn't too terrible in this one, as just one of those runs was earned due to a Brendan Ryan error, but since he still was overall responsible for the other three I guess criticizing him here is justifiable. 

Anyway, the Bombers offense was okay this evening, scoring twice in the third when Brett Gardner tripled home Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran singled home Gardner. After those plays, the Yanks' bats would go on break until the top of the sixth, when Mark Teixeira hit a solo home run followed by a pinch-hit Alfonso Soriano single in the seventh. 

Besides those guys, Dellin Betances and the before-mentioned Ryan also played pretty well in this loss, striking out the only two hitters he faced and going 2-for-2 respectively. Those two knocks, as always, were fun, but since that bobble on a routine grounder did extend Milwaukee's big third inning we, unfortunately, do have to acknowledge #17's contribution to the team's losing. 

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