It’s probably going to get worse before it gets better, folks.
The Yankees failed to win consecutive games thanks to an underwhelming 9-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. Phil Hughes was bad (again), the offense was stagnant (again) and A-Rod never got off of the bench. It was an all-around ugly day.
Hughes couldn’t make it out of the fifth inning for the third consecutive start, as he continues to pitch his way out of a big free agent contract. He went 4 1/3 innings while allowing four runs on seven hits – including two homers. Preston Claiborne didn’t fare much better, allowing four runs in one inning of work before Joba Chamberlain gave up a homer to Torii Hunter to put the nail in the coffin.
The only offense that the Yankees could muster came from Lyle Overbay, who hit a two-run homer in the fifth and had an RBI single in the ninth. They were outhit by the Tigers, 17-6, and struck out a combined 10 times.
This could be a long next month and a half.
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