Friday, September 12, 2014

Mitchell Solid, But No Offense Again Dooms Yankees in Game 2 Loss

Rookie right-hander Bryan Mitchell gave up just 2 earned runs in 5 innings and Chris Young connected on a single to extend his current hitting streak to five, but since the offense only collected four total knocks and Bud Norris looked like an All-Star the Yankees again lost to the Orioles tonight, 5-0, helping the latter complete a sweep of the doubleheader. 

Overall in his first career start this evening, Mitchell, who went 4-2 with a 3.67 ERA with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season, looked alright, surrendering just six hits while striking out two to keep the Yanks in the game.

Nonetheless, after a pair of RBI extra-base hits by Ryan Flaherty and Alejandro De Aza broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fourth the contest essentially ended, with the aforementioned Norris striking out ten in his 7 shutout frames. 

Indeed, Baltimore seemed to control every aspect of this contest, although since New York did still only trail by two going into the bottom of the seventh the possibility remained there that they'd eventually find a way to rally, something that unfortunately didn't come to fruition due to David Phelps' giving up of two more runs in that at-bat.

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