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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Game 148 notes: Yankees lose 10-1

Typical Yankee letdown. After last night's craziness, the Yankees came out as flat as a pancake, scoring only one run and recording only four hits in their 10-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox Saturday afternoon. It always somehow seems that when the Yankees have an amazing game the night before, the mail in the next game.

Chien-Ming Wang (18-7) did not make a great case for himself in the Cy Young race. The right-hander gave up five runs and nine hits in 5 2-3 innings. He also only recorded six groundball outs, which is never a good sign for him.

Fenway Park has been a house of horrors for Wang over his career. In five starts prior to this one, he was 2-2 with a 5.83 ERA, while walking 17 and striking out only eight.

On the other hand, Josh Beckett (19-6) made a great case for himself. He allowed only one run and three hits over seven innings, while striking out seven and walking two.

After using five relievers last night, the Yankees used five more tonight. The bullpen gave up five runs on three hits and five walks in 2 1-3 innings.

Some notes from the game:

  • Derek Jeter hit his 10th home run of the season. He now has at least 10 home runs in every full season he's played in.
  • Bronson Sardinha made his Major League debut in the outfield in the eighth inning.
  • David Ortiz went 3-3, contributing to another Yankee defeat. The Yankees can't keep letting Ortiz beat them.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury extended his hitting streak to 13 games. He went 2-2 with three RBIs tonight.
The Yankees fall to 84-64 on the season.

Detroit is beating Minnesota 4-1 in the fourth inning. If the Tigers hang on for the victory, they will be 2.5 games behind the Yankees in the Wild Card.

Roger Clemens will face Curt Schilling tomorrow night on Sunday Night Baseball.


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