GAME 136: In a rare bad outing for Shane Greene, the Yankees found themselves down 6-0 after three innings. And you know the rest. An overall lack of hitting, no big hits with runners in scoring position — when there were some — and the all too-familiar lack of fire (Brett Gardner aside). And then the base running blunders. This is not a squad heading in the right direction and the clock is running out.
BoSox Rookies Show Yank Vets How It’s Done
The game meant nothing to Boston — other than giving their kids another taste of the big stage in The Big Apple, and hoping to place just one more nail in the coffin of New York post-season dreams — just because. And they did. Here’s the box score and recap.
MORE BAD NEWS DEPT: One of the few reliable Yankees, Martin Prado, could be out for extended games with a hammy. This is the last thing New York needs to hear right now, but maybe part and parcel with the now disappointing season that once began on such on promising note.
END GAME: Nine and one-half games back in the division. One half-game from falling behind 5 teams in the battle for the second Wild Card slot. The worst news is that here are only 27 games left.
Today in Yankees Baseball History
MEMORY LANE: On September 2, 1969, Ralph Houk signs a new three-year contract with the Yankees at $65,000 a season, the highest managerial salary in either league.