If you don't score runs, you don't win. If you don't hit, you don't score runs. That's what I tell my Little League team. I don't say it to be a dick. I say it because it's a fact. 4 hits didn't cut it tonight, the Yankees were shut out. Let's talk about the pitching first...
Andy Pettitte received his first loss tonight. He's now 3-1. His line tonight 6 innings pitched. He allowed 7 hits and 3 runs. Overall, that's not bad. A club like the Yankees should be able to come back from that... but they didn't. That's baseball.
4 hits tonight for the Yankees. Brett Gardner, Ichiro Suzuki, Eduardo Nunez and Jayson Nix each got a hit. That was it. Alex Cobb pitched well for the Rays.
HERE and it was sparkling. A dive, a snag, a turn and a throw to get the batter out at first base for the out. As Wally Matthews of ESPN said on Twitter, "It's Nuniii now, no more EEEE's". OK, I'll take that.
Final tonight: Rays 3 - Yankees 0.
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