Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Betances, Kelley Collapse in 8th as Yankees Lose Heartbreaker to Orioles

Michael Pineda threw 5 innings of one-run ball and Francisco Cervelli took Chris Tillman (7 IP, 2 ER) deep for a two-run home run, but due to the late and sudden struggles of the Dellin Betances/Shawn Kelley duo the Yankees found a way to lose to the Orioles tonight, 5-3, in the series finale at Camden Yards.

After Cervelli launched that homer in the top of the third, surprisingly, the Yanks had a comfortable 2-0 lead, one that'd hold for a while thanks largely to the two-hit, four-strikeout performance of the aforementioned Pineda.

Nonetheless, with one out in the eighth frame Betances, who had retired the previous seven batters without issue, surrendered a solo shot to O's Second Basemen Johnathan Schoop, tying the contest in an unexpected way.

Also, Schoop's blast allowed Baltimore to bring the top of their lineup to the plate, an unfortunate happening that, following a hit and a walk off Kelley, eventually set up a go-ahead three-run shot by Adam Jones to pretty much end the competition.

Yes, in the top of the ninth New York scored on a Chase Headley groundout, but since that obviously wasn't enough to even the score the Yankees did fall in the end, the fourth straight game that's happened.


  1. Seriousley, not fair to say Bettances collapsed. He's been the brightest part of the Yankees this year. His performance puts him among the best relievers in baseball. He gave up the tieing homerun. So what. Perhaps if he wasn't brought out for his 3rd inning of work, it wouldn't have happened.

    1. I still like him, but yea, he collapsed. He had retired 7 in a row before giving up the home run

  2. Totally not fair to say Betances collapsed. No relief pitcher that's not a long man should go past 30 pitches. Bullpen management collapsed (once again), Betances did what he could. Kelley collapsed because Kelley sucks, bottom line.


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