Daily Archives: April 3, 2013

Yanks drop second straight game to Sox in 7-4 loss

On Monday, the Yankees offense (besides Cervelli) was absent. Tonight, the Yankees hit two home runs but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Red Sox, as the Yanks dropped their second straight game at Yankee Stadium by the score of 7-4.

Hiroki Kuroda was forced to leave the game in the second inning after a line drive hit him in his middle finger. The results came back as a finger contusion but the Yankees were going to send him to get x-rays just to make sure that’s all it was. Cody Eppley came in afterwards, allowing four runs, who was then relieved by Adam Warren who only gave up one run. Shawn Kelley was the only Yankee pitcher who didn’t give up a run to the Red Sox.

The Yankees had two home runs during tonight’s game, one by Travis Hafner and one by Vernon Wells, both of those accounting for the four runs the Yankees scored; Hafner a solo shot. Wells a three-run shot.

Tomorrow the Yankees will send Andy Pettitte on the mound in order to break the losing streak, as they fear that they’ll be behind 0-3 to start the season.

Update: Hiroki Kuroda’s X-Ray’s came back negative and he’s day-to-day. However, Joe Girardi says it’s too early to tell whether Kuroda will make his next start or not.

Game 2 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Yankees

Lineup vs. Red Sox:

Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Travis Hafner DH
Vernon Wells LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Eduardo Nunez SS
Chris Stewart C

Hiroki Kuroda P

Some Notes: — The Yankees have unconditionally released Clay Rapada. I’m still confused as to why the Yankees let Rapada go. He could have been extra insurance to the Yanks.

Morning Bits: Cano, C.C. , Jeter

mug3Good morning.  Game two of the season is later tonight.    Let’s start of with some links…

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports asks did hiring Yankee fan Jay-Z tell the team where Cano wants to be?

Anthony McCarron of The New York Daily news writes that the Yankees are not concerned with C.C.’s velocity as they know the fastball will return.

Andrew Marchand of ESPN NY writes that Jeter is a long way from coming back.