Given their first chance to clinch No. 27, the Yankees lost to Chase Utley and the Phillies last night in Philadelphia. Pitching on three-days rest, A.J. Burnett couldn’t get out of the third inning and a ninth-inning Yankees rally fell short. I had that story in today’s newspaper.
Even with the loss, the Yankees are coming home in good shape, Sam writes. They lost last night, but managed to take two out of three at Citizens Bank Park and they’re coming back to Yankee Stadium with two chances to win the whole thing.
In Game 6, the Yankees will be once again facing Pedro Martinez. The Phillies announced their Game 6 starter while the Yankees are waiting to decide whether to start Andy Pettitte. The notebook also had news about the Yankees latest roster move, Jorge Posada coming off the bench, Nick Swisher moving up in the lineup and the one number Joe Girardi seems not to care about.
Finally, center field has come full circle with Brett Gardner taking over for Melky Cabrera, who’s out of action with a strained hamstring.