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Yankees take another step back with L.A. loss

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 31, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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While the Red Sox were improving their rotation, the Yankees were falling farther back in the American League East. After a 3-2 walk-off loss tonight at Dodger Stadium, the Yankees are 8.5 games out of first place for the first time this season. The Rays, Red Sox and Orioles each won tonight; the Red Sox also traded for Jake Peavy. The Yankees couldn’t keep pace after Mark Ellis hit a game-winning, two-out single off Shawn Kelley in the ninth. Yankees starter Andy Pettitte allowed a run in the first inning and another in the second, but he settled in to allow just two more base runners — and no more runs — through the next five innings. He finished with seven innings, eight hits, two runs, no walks and three strikeouts. It was the first time since June 14 that he pitched through the seventh. The Yankees kept pace during those early innings, getting a solo home run by Lyle Overbay in the second inning and run-scoring ground out by Overbay in the fourth (driving in Alfonso Soriano, who’d doubled).

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32 Responses to “Yankees take another step back with L.A. loss”

  1. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Kelly hasn’t looked good recently. But again a decent throw by Stewart and the runner is out at 2nd base. Also can’t expect the pitchers to be perfect every night.

  2. Yogi Mantle July 31st, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Yanks going nowhere fast.

  3. Jesus Bustero July 31st, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Here’s who won tonight:

    Red Sox
    Rays
    Orioles
    Indians
    Rangers

    And here’s who lost:

    Yankees

    Perfect night and all quiet on the trade front except for LostNYY whose insider sources have not been right in 5 years.

  4. ac1 July 31st, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Kelley may be overworked.
    He has pitched a lot.

  5. NYY_Girl_Penny July 31st, 2013 at 1:00 am

    k lynn says:
    July 31, 2013 at 12:57 am
    That’s why you leave in Robertson who probably had a 10 pitch 8th inning.

    Overmanaging

    ——
    so true .. i hope girardi is gone soon too hes part of the problem.. idiot.

  6. Shame Spencer July 31st, 2013 at 1:00 am

    The thing that sucks the most about this loss is that it was a winnable game against a real good pitcher.

  7. Shame Spencer July 31st, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Jesus Bustero July 31st, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Here’s who won tonight:

    Red Sox
    Rays
    Orioles
    Indians
    Rangers

    And here’s who lost:

    Yankees

    Perfect night and all quiet on the trade front except for LostNYY whose insider sources have not been right in 5 years.

    —————–

    :(

  8. NYY_Girl_Penny July 31st, 2013 at 1:01 am

    jeter looked very sluggish tonight in every way. why hes in the 2 spot is just silly.. oh but hes jeter so its automatic.

  9. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2013 at 1:01 am

    If Cashman doesn’t pull a rabbit out of his hat tomorrow this team is done.

    The offense is absolutely brutal.

  10. 4 NYY July 31st, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Rest “Stewie” for a month.

    Let Romine play for a stretch.

  11. sunny615 July 31st, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Yep. This team still sucks.

  12. Jesus Bustero July 31st, 2013 at 1:03 am

    If he pulls a rabbit out of any kind of hat it’d have to be a dunce hat.

  13. 4 NYY July 31st, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Jeter has been told to not bust it out of the box.

    That’s not being sluggish.

  14. NYY_Girl_Penny July 31st, 2013 at 1:05 am

    even in the field he was slow moving

  15. Jesus Bustero July 31st, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Here’s who won tonight:

    Red Sox
    Rays
    Orioles
    Indians
    Rangers

    And here’s who lost:

    Yankees

    _______________

    That is 5 correct numbers and the power ball for the jackpot – the rarest combination possible – and perfect timing before the trade deadline when we are desperate for a bat.

    And nobody wants Hughes.

    And Cashman complaining about an offensive market and today in the NY Post talking about reinforcements in the form of returning players.

  16. 4 NYY July 31st, 2013 at 1:05 am

    We’ve known for quite a while that out offense is a long way from Bomber -like.

    Not a surprise happening.

  17. Michelle B. of Yankee Stadium West July 31st, 2013 at 1:06 am

    New tweet from Lost

    Lost .. ?@LostNYY 13m
    #Yankees battling each other internally yet again . all i know is big names involved.

  18. 4 NYY July 31st, 2013 at 1:07 am

    NYY_Girl_Penny July 31st, 2013 at 1:05 am
    even in the field he was slow moving

    Can we count on you to suit up tomorrow and take over ?

  19. G. Love July 31st, 2013 at 1:08 am

    I really hope this season for me isn’t reduced to rooting for Donnie to win a ring finally.

    Girardi’s fingerprints are all over this loss with his insistence on acting like Stewart and Nix are major league players because they resemble his futility at the plate while comporting themselves the way Girardi likes “ballplayers” to comport themselves in his eyes.

    And don’t give me injuries on Stewart – they made that bed in the off season and when Cervelli’s name first popped on the list a real GM would go and find a solution like Dombrowski did in Detroit tonight replacing his soon to be suspended SS.

    But hey, Nixy and Stewie are real pro’s and guys Girardi can have little Dante look up to.

    Sick of how this team is being run. They go and get Soriano and then rush Nix back to play below replacement level at 3b and call him the starter.

    I expect no trades of consequence. They’re going to hope Granderson sparks the team, but him hitting .230 with power isn’t going to turn this season around.

    They’ve lost so many of these close games now it’s just obvious they’re not going anywhere.

    Congrats to the Rays, O’s and Red Sox. All of you making real off season moves to improve your teams paid off and took the Yankees from 1st to 4th in a season.

    That’s an organizational collapse by the way. Not a bad season. A collapse.

    At least Jeter didn’t get hurt tonight.

  20. Jesus Bustero July 31st, 2013 at 1:08 am

    LostNYY’s source(s) was right about the Teixeira signing in 2007. His source(s) has been right about NOTHING since then. This is the year 2013. I’m sick of getting my hopes up and getting angry at every single deadline.

  21. Othello July 31st, 2013 at 1:10 am

    what happened to this team? How did Cashman manage this team so badly the last few years. Our farm system is producing nothing, there are no trade chips for what we need and even if there was we don’t have the money anymore. With the most money in the majors whay do Tampa and Boston make better moves. What the hell is going on with Oppenheimer he hasn’t produced anything offensivley from the minors

  22. NYY_Girl_Penny July 31st, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Glove i feel ya, i think the front office is absolutely clueless without GMS and Gene Michael .. this collapse has been years in the making and for them to not have seen it prepared is inexecusable. the steinbrenner kids need to go along with their yes boy girardi.. it makes me sick to think of the resources they have and what theyve done with them..

  23. NYY_Girl_Penny July 31st, 2013 at 1:17 am

    othello its surely not Cashman ..

  24. igotid88 July 31st, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Why would the Yankees take on another big contract in Hamilton? Unless Anaheim is paying the majority of it

  25. Nick in SF July 31st, 2013 at 1:20 am

    “#Yankees battling each other internally yet again . all i know is big names involved.”

    Hal vs. Felix the Gardener?

    Levine vs. Trost?

    Cashman vs. a rusty carabiner?

  26. G. Love July 31st, 2013 at 1:22 am

    I don’t see why the Yankees would be battling internally. From all the Cashman apologists out there, it is gospel that they make moves without him. Who is battling who if Cashman’s truly been neutered?

  27. theREALkevin July 31st, 2013 at 1:25 am

    As for who won tonight, you should include KC also. They’ve won 7 in a row and are now above .500 and are yet another team that could pass the Yanks in the wild card standings.

  28. UnKnown July 31st, 2013 at 1:27 am

    So many winnable games… Damn!!

  29. tucker July 31st, 2013 at 1:32 am

    Just don’t think the Yanks have the assets to pull off a trade. Their top prospects have not performed well. So unless it’s a salary dump (ala Soriano), going to be tough for this team to land a significant player.

  30. Pat M. July 31st, 2013 at 1:36 am

    Yanks system loaded with Ricky Ladee type guys.

  31. Hankflorida July 31st, 2013 at 1:47 am

    This game was not in the cards for the Yankees to win as if it went to the tenth, we would have Suzuki, Nix and Stewart with Romine and Lilli on the bench. We are now 3.5 games behind the 2nd wild card with no deal for another power bat in sight. If Granderson bat is added and Soriano is our permanent DH, that means that we only have Stewart and Nix as our weak links in the lineup. With this lineup, the goal is to reach the 2nd Wild Card and play it from there. I never thought that baseball would bring me into that football mentality where I would be rooting for so many teams to fail for a 2nd Wild Card.

  32. Nick in SF July 31st, 2013 at 1:54 am

    “Who is battling who if Cashman’s truly been neutered?”

    Haley Swindal vs. Daniel Rodriguez

    The Rally Squirrel vs. Brent Lillibridge

    Damon Oppenheimer vs. the Nagasaki sequence in the Wolverine movie

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