Bats silent as Angels down Yankees
[picappgallerysingle id="8626705"]Things looked good early for the Yankees. They got off to a quick, 3-0 lead, courtesy of a Jorge Posada home run and an RBI from Derek Jeter.
After that, the Yankees had just one hit for the rest of the game, and the Angels defeated the Yankees, 8-4.
The Yankee bats reeled off only three hits in the entire game, two homers and a double from Marcus Thames.
In the fourth inning, the Yankees still held a 3-1 lead, but New York starter Javier Vazquez fell apart.
Angels 2B Howie Kendrick hit an RBI single to cut the depict to one, and then 3B Brandon Wood ripped an two-run double to give the Angels the lead, a lead they would never let up.
Vazquez lasted just 3.2 innings, and gave up five runs before being pulled.
New York showed some fight in the 6th inning, when 2B Robinson Cano hit a solo home run, which was the Yankees third and final hit of the game.
The Yankee bullpen held up till the 7th inning, when Damaso Marte was lit up for three runs, while just getting two outs. Marte’s ERA on the season in now at 6.23.
Angels’ starter Scott Kazmir surrendered all four of the Yankees runs, and was yanked in the sixth inning, but the Angels bullpen dominated the Yanks. The Angels pen allowed one Yankee to reach base, on an eighth inning walk issued by set-up man Fernando Rodney.
The Yankees loss also means that for the first time in 2010, they have lost a series. The last Yankees team to go as far without losing a series was the 1926 Yankees.
After an off day on Monday, the Yankees travel across the country to Baltimore to take on the last place Orioles. Phil Hughes will take on Kevin Millwood in that matchup.