Game 61 | 33-28, T-1st : After last night’s humiliating effort at Camden Yards, the Yankees showed little interest in righting the ship tonight. Poor to atrocious pitching, 1-9 with runners in scoring position, questionable managerial decisions, and sloppy fundamentals were all the ingredients needed to serve up a 9-4 loss to the during Baltimore Orioles.
All you need to know about this game and current state of Yankee baseball happened in the 3rd inning. With 2 out and 1 on, CC Sabathia induced O’s right-fielder Nolan Reimold to pop foul in front of the Yankees dugout. Mark Teixiera and Brian McCann converge on the very catchable ball, only to let it drop between them. Instead of walking off the mound, Sabathia’s next pitch was launched over the right-field wall for a game-tying two-run blast. The Yankees never led again.
“You gotta open your mouth, that’s the bottom line. They’re too experienced not to open their mouths.” ‐ Joe Girardi (h/t: Chad Jennings/LoHud)
Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.
Orioles 9, Yankees 4
FOOTNOTES : The club announced that Sergio Santos (RHP) was added to the 40-man roster today. Santos, a former first round draft pick (number 27 overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2002 amateur draft) was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this week. …