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Yankees held scoreless in opener

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 13, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Joe Girardi

The Yankees thin offense was seriously overwhelming this afternoon, beaten 1-0 in the first game of today’s doubleheader in Cleveland. The second game is supposed to start in roughly 20 minutes. Despite five walks, Yankees starter David Phelps managed to last 6.2 innings while allowing only one run. He nearly went a full seven innings, and looked disgusted with himself when he walked his final batter. Ultimately, though, Phelps gave the Yankees all they could ask for, pitching deep in the game and limiting the Indians to just one run on a Jason Kipnis solo homer in the first. The Yankees offense, however, was not up to the challenge against Justin Masterson. The Yankees had just four hits, and two of those game in the second inning when they loaded the bases with a two-out rally that fell one hit short of a run. Masterson went all nine innings with nine strikeouts, including pinch hitter Vernon Wells to end the game.

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45 Responses to “Yankees held scoreless in opener”

  1. Rich in NJ May 13th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Let’s get game 2.

    Great job by Phelps.

  2. Niblick May 13th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Not a good day for the Rail Riders.

  3. Warning Track Power May 13th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    MLB Gameday is so lame. No “live look-in” in the top of the 9th.
    There is no other game being played. They can’t be bothered to offer a live look in
    at a crucial point of the game?
    Thanks Bud!

  4. ac1 May 13th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Hard luck loss for Phelps.

  5. Shame Spencer May 13th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Anyone have any idea which game they’ll replay tonight?

    Sounds like Phelps was awesome.

  6. luis May 13th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Later guys… Phelps did a great job…Ideally we come out of this with a split

  7. blake May 13th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    You can never win a game if you don’t score a run

  8. Warning Track Power May 13th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Phelps was fine. Only giving up 1 run, you figure that is good enough to get a win.
    Masterson was just better.
    It happens.

  9. bruceb May 13th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Games like this will happen with our current lineup. The only surprise is they haven’t happened more often.

  10. Warning Track Power May 13th, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Bruce
    Very true.

  11. ac1 May 13th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    I think Phelps made it clear he belongs in this rotation.

  12. ac1 May 13th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Time for the Yankees to put up 15 this afternoon!

  13. Zach S May 13th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Hope they count this as a win for Phelps.

  14. AndyFTM May 13th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Excellent performance from Phelps battling all game to keep us right in there.

    Game 2 isn’t on MLB.TV?????

  15. mick May 13th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Think the RS wish they had Masterson back?

  16. mick May 13th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Phelps walked 5 today.
    He is a keeper and could prolly be a #3 next year.

  17. UnKnown May 13th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Andrew Marchand ?@AndrewMarchand 11m
    Yanks miss a chance to tie for best record in baseball with 1-0 loss. Hard to believe that lineup got shutout.

    ——–

    Funny guy that Andrew is.

  18. mick May 13th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    2nd game should feature Joseph @ 2nd, Overbay, Gonzalez SS, Nix 3rd.
    Wells, Gardner and Francisco in the OF, Romine C.

    Might make the 1st game lineup look stellar.

    Thinking Gardy, Nix, Cano DH, Overbay,Wells,Joseph, Ben F., Romine , Gonzalez

  19. ac1 May 13th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Walked 5… But didn’t break and held them to 1 run and nearly made it through 7. Dropped his ERA under 4.50. He is finally settling in to a normal routine. Show me a 5th starter who gives his team more than that…

  20. ac1 May 13th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Thinking Gardy, Nix, Cano DH, Overbay,Wells,Joseph, Ben F., Romine , Gonzalez
    ___

    We all know Francisco will bat 2nd or 5th.
    Maybe 6th.

  21. joecembrale May 13th, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    If Phelps can consistently throw that fastball that spins back over the inside of the plate to lefties, he can and will pitch deep into games.

  22. mick May 13th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    This kid is a pitcher, said it 1st time I saw him. He normally has a low pitch count.
    Nova is inefficient, more of a thrower.
    Looks like he has lost his spot.

  23. G. Love May 13th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Phelps is a good pitcher.

    I knew this double header was going to be tough because of all the traveling and the start time.

    Hopefully, we can take the 2nd game and split and get out of Cleveland early and get these guys back home early tonight to rest up a little.

    Colorado to KC to Cleveland for a early DH with no off days & a short roster before Nunez got DL’d was/is no joke.

  24. Tar May 13th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    “You can never win a game if you don’t score a run”

    Forfeit. Never say never. :D

  25. mick May 13th, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Can see Joseph getting a few hits in the nite cap.
    Just hope he does well at 2nd.

  26. luis May 13th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    joecembrale May 13th, 2013 at 2:55 pm
    If Phelps can consistently throw that fastball that spins back over the inside of the plate to lefties, he can and will pitch deep into games.

    ===========================

    That’s his natural ball flight Joe… When he gets rocked is when the balli nstead of staying on the inside corner floats back to the middle of the plate.

    This kid should have been in the rotation since 2012… They chose to give infinite shots to Freddy instead… This kid is a keeper

  27. mick May 13th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Grandy could be up tomorrow. BFran should be gone. Hope his farewell is a good one.
    Adams the next day with Gonzalez down.
    Times they are a changin’…

  28. luis May 13th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    UnKnown May 13th, 2013 at 2:52 pm
    Andrew Marchand ?@AndrewMarchand 11m
    Yanks miss a chance to tie for best record in baseball with 1-0 loss. Hard to believe that lineup got shutout.

    ——–

    Funny guy that Andrew is.

    ====================

    You are even funnier ;)

  29. luis May 13th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    A what time the next game is?

  30. hardwired7 May 13th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    “You can never win a game if you don’t score a run”

    He once won a game where he didn’t even score a run.

    He is the most interesting man in the world.

  31. mick May 13th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    You can never win a game if you don’t score a run”

    Or as Steve Forbert would sing:

    Steve Forbert You cannot win if you do not play – YouTube
    ? 3:07? 3:07
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9VL48cPVPw

  32. luis May 13th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Nevermind

  33. luis May 13th, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    The Indians sure lined up their starters to give us a hard time

  34. joecembrale May 13th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    luis May 13th, 2013 at 2:59 pm
    joecembrale May 13th, 2013 at 2:55 pm
    If Phelps can consistently throw that fastball that spins back over the inside of the plate to lefties, he can and will pitch deep into games.

    ===========================

    That’s his natural ball flight Joe… When he gets rocked is when the balli nstead of staying on the inside corner floats back to the middle of the plate.

    This kid should have been in the rotation since 2012… They chose to give infinite shots to Freddy instead… This kid is a keeper
    *******
    He sure is.

  35. UnKnown May 13th, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Well at least Boesch left the team on hit.

    Andy McCullough ?@McCulloughSL 2m
    Brett Marshall was activated. Brennan Boesch was optioned.

  36. kd May 13th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Jayson Stark ?@jaysonst 5m

    A friend pointed this out: Salaries of #Yankees lineup in Game 1 today: $30.35 million. Salaries of #Indians lineup: $41.35 M. #bizarroworld

  37. UnKnown May 13th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Girardi chatting their with Stewie:

    “Listen Stewie, I don’t want to have to play Romine either, but the people on Lohud will kill me if I don’t play him on a day we have a DH. Now maybe if it was not a traditional DH you would be back in their but with no break I have to play Austin. Be ready for the 9th inning though to close this thing out.”

    :lol:

  38. Colorado Pinstripes May 13th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    hardwired7 May 13th, 2013 at 3:04 pm
    “You can never win a game if you don’t score a run”

    He once won a game where he didn’t even score a run.

    He is the most interesting man in the world.
    ____________________________________________________________________________

    He once hit a HR, stole a base, scored the winning run, and played 3B flawlessly in the 9th inning of a 1-run game.

    Vernon Wells is the most interesting man in the world.

  39. blake May 13th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    @mikeaxisa: Boesch to Triple-A = Granderson back tomorrow.

  40. joecembrale May 13th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Sure nice to see a ‘classic’ doubleheader. I guess the indains braintrust figured it was better to get a good crown by offering two for one tickets instead of playing to an empty house at noon on a monday. Maybe the yanks could offer $800 dollar moat seat at a special $1150 for doubleheaders. Think what a bargain that would be, we’d sell the place out.

  41. ac1 May 13th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Boesch down, Marshall up, Granderson back tomorrow, Adams up Wednesday.

    Busy week.

  42. joecembrale May 13th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    blake May 13th, 2013 at 3:13 pm
    @mikeaxisa: Boesch to Triple-A = Granderson back tomorrow.

    Ben Fransisco must have pictures of Girardi in a dress.

  43. joecembrale May 13th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Not to belabor the pint, but what does Gardiner think he is going to do with a high outside fastball?

  44. yankeefeminista May 13th, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Phelps deserved better.

    I’d love to see a real doubleheader at NYS like in the good ole days. So much fun, and it beats being turned out of the park and then having to wait around outside for an hour or two before they let you come back into the Stadium.

    Turley will make his AAA debut for SWB tonight with Marshall up with the big club.

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