It is one thing to lose a game. It is another to get blown out. When you discover – and I use that word intentionally – the Yankees field crew does, in fact, have cards with double digits for the classic-style scoreboard, that is proof that you have reached a new low. For me, there is something haunting about seeing double digits next to the opposition’s name. There is something very haunting about this team right now, which needs correction.
CC Sabathia started out strong in the first two innings, striking out five of the first eight batters he faced. Then the fateful, ugly third inning happened. The first five batters reached on a walk and four consecutive singles. He followed a foul out with a wild pitch and another single, and by then Joe Girardi had seen enough. It was 5-0 at that point, with still a glimmer of hope of a comeback win. Esmil Rogers took care of that. He allowed three of the next four batters to reach while two more runs scored, before giving up a 3-run home run to Shin-Soo Choo which brought them to 10-0. Hope was gone, and the next six innings were just a ceremony.
Final: Rangers 15 - Yankees 4
--Ike Dimitriadis, BYB Senior Staff Writer
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