Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Greene's Rough Start Officially Ends Yankees' Postseason Hopes in Loss to Orioles

Shane Greene surrendered six earned runs in just 4 2/3 innings and the offense struggled to gain momentum in their final six turns today as the Yankees' October hopes officially dissappeared with a 9-5 loss to the Orioles.

After three frames today, thanks to an RBI Double by Mark Teixeira and a pair of solo home runs by Stephen Drew and Chase Headley, the Yanks actually led 3-0, a score that appeared to be in their favor with the usually-reliable Greene on the mound. 

Nonetheless, due to a Ryan Flaherty two-run double, a Nick Markakis two-run single, and a couple of more run-scoring knocks by David Lough and Adam Jones in the top of the fourth New York found themselves behind for the majority of this one, a fact that basically ruined their day in the end.

Indeed, from that at-bat on Baltimore held complete control of the contest, a happening greatly assisted by Bud Norris' three-run, six-inning outing. Fortunetaly, in the bottom of the eighth the aforementioned Teixeira would line a Brad Bach offering off the right-field foul pole to bring the Yankees to within four, but since just two more men would reach base for them on the afternoon they still eventually fell, a dissapointing truth that dropped their record on the year to a pretty average 81-77.

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