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Awww, Man

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Things fall apart. It looked there for the taking. Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run home run in the first, the Yanks built up a 4-0 lead and it didn’t matter that they left a ton of men on base (and in scoring position, no less) because C.C. Sabathia was dealing. Until the 7th, that is, when the first two men reached and then Paul Konerko hit a double to score a run. But C.C. got out of the inning, thanks in part to an alert play by Robinson Cano, with the lead. And that lead held until two outs in the 9th. Mariano retired the first two batters then gave up a double and with two strikes to Adam Dunn, a single to left field which scored the tying run.

Blown save. Oy. Mo did pitch a scoreless 10th inning, though. And Robinson Cano looked to bail him out when he hit a solo home run in the top of the 12th but Adam Warren botched the save in the bottom of the inning–couple of base hits and a game-winning triple did him, and the Yankees, in.

Final Score: White Sox 6, Yankees 5.

A tough loss on a rough trip. That’s 1-5 against the sad-ass Padres and White Sox. Which makes the Yankees, what? Sad asses. Plenty of bruised feelings to go around.

[Photo Credit: David Banks/USA Today]

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1 Sliced Bread   ~  Aug 8, 2013 8:15 am

This was a flying kung fu kick to the privates, man.
The bullpen, the Yankees only strength (Mo!), spoils a good start by CC, and flushes an even rarer feat by the offense: 5 runs.
I just hope they can pull off a respectable finish to the season, and a more fitting farewell to Rivera's career.

2 rbj   ~  Aug 8, 2013 8:29 am

Well, at least I won't have to stay up late on work nights in October.

3 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Aug 8, 2013 8:30 am

I went to the NYT to read the gory post-mortem and, as the baseball page was loading, I half expected to see a headline like:

Seriously, no joke, they just suck

4 BobbyB   ~  Aug 8, 2013 8:39 am

I don't know why I even bother caring anymore. I guess it's so I can check in here the next day.

5 YankeeAbby   ~  Aug 8, 2013 12:33 pm

It really did feel like someone took a pin to the balloon last night - totally deflating loss. CC got through 7th, and when Mo came in I thought "no problem" - and then the score was tied.

Seriously, [4] - I don't want to feel that way, but that 'headline' would be sad, but true. I haven't felt disappointment in this team this way in a very long time. It's like, Jeeeez! Can these guys not catch a break??" If they pitch well, they get no runs. If they get a lead, they lose it. SUCKS!!!

6 garydsimms   ~  Aug 8, 2013 2:10 pm

Thanks, we'll review and be in youch.

7 garydsimms   ~  Aug 8, 2013 2:10 pm

sorry, last comment was not meant for this blog.

8 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 8, 2013 3:21 pm

[7] Seems like sharp pointy objects are involved >;)

9 hiscross   ~  Aug 9, 2013 2:52 pm

The Yankee season was over last December. They let productive veterans go and then fielded a make shift team, that broken down before they left the factory. This is not the players fault. It falls on MLB witch hunt on A-ROD and the Yankee front office trying to play Billy Bean ball with huge salaries. The Boss had his issues and it seems this kids want to off-load an very expensive team during the O years. Maybe they should stand in-line for a bailout. Detroit seems to be headed in that direction.

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