Update, 7:31: This is an interesting matchup, ancient slow-tossing lefty Jamie Moyer vs. hard-throwing right A.J. Burnett. So far, score one for slo-pitch softball. Moyer “fired” a 1-2-3 first, ending it by freezing Mark Teixeira with an 80 mph pitch, and Burnett has given up an RBI single to Greg Dobbs here in the second. So it’s 1-0. Burnett’s command doesn’t look too sharp. He has already walked two and hit one.
Update, 7:39: Burnett got a 93 mph fastball up and out over the plate, and Shane Victorino lined it to right-center for a bases-clearing triple — 4-0. This is the third straight start in which Burnett has allowed at least four runs.
Update, 7:47: Robby Cano just hit an 81 mph Moyer fastball deep to the bleachers in right-center, so it’s 4-1. Perhaps this is going to be a high-scoring game on both sides. We’ll see.
Update, 7:54: Burnett got another 93 mph fastball up, and Ryan Howard pummeled it over the fence in left-center to make it a four-run margin.
Update, 7:56: Burnett is sure snapping the Phillies out of their collective slump. Another 93 fastball down the middle, and Jayson Werth went the other way to the right-field seats. It’s 6-1. Boone Logan is warming up.
Update, 8:18: What is it with these Yankees pitchers not covering first? CC Sabathia forgot last night and now A.J. Burnett is late getting over there after a nice stop by Mark Teixeira and he has no play on Chase Utley. It was Burnett’s last batter. He was booed off the mound. Logan is in with runners on first and third and one out.
Update, 8:39: At least Logan looks sharp. The lefty, who was just recalled yesterday, has retired five of his six batters. He said yesterday that he cleared his mind and was pitched more aggressively in Triple-A after struggling with the Yankees and being sent down. It’s 6-1 after 4 1/2.
Update, 8:45: That’s homer No. 9 for Jorge Posada – 6-2.
Update, 9:01: Got to hand it to Jamie Moyer. He’s got a two-hitter through six, allowing just those two solo homers. Chad Gaudin is on for the Yankees to start the seventh.
Update, 9:59: Moyer gave up two runs and three hits over eight. Brad Lidge gave up an RBI double to A-Rod in the ninth, but he fanned Posada as the potential tying run to end it. Phillies win, 6-3. It’s the end of the Yankees’ four-game winning streak and nine-game home winning streak.