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Yankees Take Tough Loss Vs. Marlins
The Yankees took two tough losses yesterday, one being a loss to the fish, the other loosing their ace after throwing just an inning and a third. Sabathia left in the 2nd with tightness in his bicep on his throwing side.
Cody Ross and Hanley Ramirez both homered for the Marlins...Hanley's two-run shot was his first in a month, and tied the game in the fifth inning. In the next inning, Ross put the fish on top with a solo shot.
A Yankee's ninth inning rally where two runs were driven in was snubbed when Yankee's captain Derek Jeter grounded out with runners in scoring position.
The whole game was overshadowed by a line-up goof made by the Marlins:
In the bottom of the seventh inning, the Marlins pinch-hit outfielder Alejandro De Aza for pitcher Renyel Pinto, who was batting ninth. When the inning ended, Floridamanager Fredi Gonzalez made a double-switch. Reliever Leo Nunez entered the game, and Chris Coghlan remained in left field.
Nunez threw one pitch to Derek Jeter, a called strike. At that point, Yankees manager Joe Girardi brought to the attention of home plate umpire Tim Timmons that Coghlan was supposed to be out of the game, with De Aza in left field.
For more than five minutes play was delayed, eventually with Coghlan leaving the field. De Aza headed to left field, only to be replaced by Jeremy Hermida.
After more discussion, it was determined that both Coghlan and De Aza were no longer available. So the mistake cost the Marlins two players, with Hermida remaining in the game and slotted ninth. Nunez was placed in the leadoff spot.
So, for now the Yankees have a loss added on to their respective record, but the commisioner could choose to change the call at any time.
Here is the box score from MLB.com:
He says “It was just achy, it wasn't a sharp pain. It wasn't anything like that. I didn't feel it on any one pitch."
And he says he's "pretty sure" he'll make his next start, but the Yankees invested $161 million in him, and if he hurts, I'm worried.
Warming up prior to the second inning at Land Shark Stadium, Sabathia was visited by manager Joe Girardi and trainer Gene Monahan, after catcher Jorge Posada told them that Sabathia's pitches were lacking their usual velocity. He insisted he was fine.
Moments later, Sabathia threw a pitch up in the zone that Marlins outfielder Brett Carroll whacked into left field for a double. Girardi had seen enough.
"I just felt like he wasn't able to finish his pitches," Girardi said. "That's why we took him out."
The Yankees said no test or anything would be needed, and said he was just achy.
Perhaps he's dealing with the flu, or maybe he's just sore, but if I were the Yankees, I'd watch him closely.
Normally, a game preview would be featured here, but the Yankees today have a much needed off day.