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Yankees let one slip away

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 28, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees bullpen’s depth is being tested these days, and this time it couldn’t pass the test. Boone Logan and Luis Ayala combined to allow two runs in the sixth, coughing up a lead and saddling the Yankees with a 4-3 loss against the Mariners in the opening game of this tough West Coast trip. Starter A.J. Burnett allowed only two runs, but his five walks pushed his pitch count to 97 after five innings. Joe Girardi turned to his bullpen with a 3-2 lead in the sixth, and he turned to two relievers forced into more significant roles because of injuries. The Yankees more than held their own against the Mariners rookie phenom Michael Pineda, who had his shortest outing of the year, but it didn’t matter in the end.

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