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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Game recap: Yankees vs. Angels 5/26/07

What else can be said about this awful display that hasn't been said already? The Yankees flat-out suck. Any momentum they may have gained by winning two of three against Boston is out the window after losing the first two games of the weekend set against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

One could tell it would be a long day after the Angels scored three in the first frame. Gary Matthews Jr. tripled to left scored Vladimir Guerrero and Reggie Willits. Casey Kotchman then drove home his teammate. An early lead by the opposing team is the cue for the Yankee bats to fall asleep.

Chien-Ming Wang pitched well, but with the Yankees' unpredictable and usually anemic "all-star" lineup, three runs was too much to come back from. Granted, Kelvim Escobar pitched very well, but a lineup with Bobby Abreu leading off, an incompetent Jason Giambi, Melky Cabrera, and Doug Mientkiewicz most likely won't do very much. Somehow they managed 8 hits against Escobar, Scot Shields, and Francisco Rodriguez.

Alex Rodriguez had a chance to tie the game after Hideki Matsui walked in front of him, but Shields forced a 6-4-3 double play. Luckily for A-Rod, I could not hear many boos from the television speakers.

Francisco Rodriguez, after allowing two 2-out hits made Abreu look silly, which isn't something that is very hard to do as a matter of fact.

Escobar improved to 8-2 with a 2.64 ERA on the season. Shields got his 10th hold and Rodriguez got his 15th save on the year.

Wang fell to 3-4, but lowered his ERA to a more respectable 4.12. Closer Mariano Rivera worked a 1-2-3 9th in order to get some much-needed work.

With this loss, the Yankees fall to 21-26 and are now 11 games back of the first place Boston Red Sox, pending their game against the Texas Rangers which starts at 8:05.


Brian said...

im liking these little recaps and im hearingmore and more of fletch come out in this :-P

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