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Friday, July 13, 2007

Game recap: Yankees at Devil Rays 7/13/07

Roger Clemens (2-4) struggled early and Scott Kazmir (6-6) was able to shut down the Yankees' offense in a 6-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Friday night.

Kazmir gave up only four hits and one run in six innings of work, while striking out seven and walking four. Clemens, on the other hand, gave up three runs in the second inning alone while George Steinbrenner was in attendance. In total, he gave up five runs in 5 1-3 innings pitched. He struck out two and walked four.

After Carlos Pena singled to lead off the second inning, Delmon Young hit a double that moved Pena to third. B.J. Upton then hit a sacrifice fly that scored Pena. Following a walk and a strikeout, Josh Wilson hit a two-RBI triple to give the Devil Rays an early 3-0 lead.

The Yankees scored a run in the third, but the Devil Rays were able to tack on with runs in the fourth, sixth and seventh.

The Yankees were able to get to the Devil Rays' bullpen. Ex-Yankee Jay Witasick gave up an earned run, and Casey Fossum gave up back-to-back home runs to Jorge Posada and Hideki Matsui.

In total, the Devil Rays' bullpen gave up three runs in three innings. Gary Glover, however, was able to get five outs for his second save of the season.

The Yankees' bullpen also struggled. Lefty specialist Mike Myers gave up another hit to lefty-hitting Carl Crawford. He ended up scoring a run. Scott Proctor walked two batters in 2-3 of an inning.

Meanwhile, the Boston Red Sox lost to the Toronto Blue Jays by a score of 6-5. The Yankees missing opportunities to gain games on Boston will almost certainly come back to haunt them in August and September.

The Yankees are now under .500 once again. Chien-Ming Wang will face Andy Sonnanstine tomorrow night.

AP Photo/Chris O'Meara


Nick said...

when is Joe going to realize Crawford owns Meyers and that he should try Villone against CC?

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