Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Greene Struggles Mightily as Yankees Drop Third Straight to Red Sox

Shane Greene gave up 6 earned runs in 2 2/3 innings and Brett Gardner got ejected in the fifth for arguing the strikezone tonight as the Yankees continue to labor with a 9-4 loss to the Red Sox.

For the Yanks, dissapointingly, the defeat was their third consecutive, dropping them to just 70-66 on the season despite the fact they won seven of their previous nine before Saturday.

And yes, this evening's contest was as bad as its score suggests. 

After the Yoenis Cespedes-led Sox put up a pair in their half of the first, Daniel Nava drove a three-run shot into the right-field seats in the third, making it 5-0 before Xander Boegarts tacked on another blast of his own.

At that point, down 6-0 early, it was clear things weren't going New York's way, a fact that seemed to force Joe Girardi to take Greene out.

No, the excitement didn't necessarily end there, but since a duo of homers by Martin Prado and Brian McCann as well as a walk by Francisco Cervelli and a single by Derek Jeter were all New York's offense could muster against Joe Kelly (6 2/3 IP, 3 ER) on the night the Yankees did obviously fall in the end, an annoyance that has unfortunately become common lately. 

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