The Yanks started this series off with a bang, scoring six runs off Philadelphia ace Roy Halladay, but only managed to score three total runs against Jamie Moyer and Kyle Kendrick. Andy Pettitte didn’t have his best stuff tonight, giving up three runs over seven innings, but the Yankee offense just didn’t show up. This was the Yankees first three-game series loss at home this season, losing 7-1.


Initial Reaction:

The Phillies took 3-1 advantage into the top of the ninth innings before the combination of Joba Chamberlain, Damaso Marte and Chan Ho Park gave up four Philly runs. But the story of this game was once again the ineptness of the Yankee offense. Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson, and Mark Teixeira went 0 for 11 as the Yankees pounded out only four hits.

Andy Pettitte wasn’t great, but turned in one of his patent grind out performances. He gave up two earned runs while striking out seven over seven innings.

Positives From The Game:

Cano Keeps Crankin: Robinson Cano was the only Yankee hitter with two hits. The guy has been a machine this season.

History: The Yankees lost two of three to the Phillies at Yankee Stadium during the regular season last year. We all know how that turned out. Just sayin’.

Negatives From The Game:

Top of the 9th: Talk about a train wreck. The trio of Joba Chamberlain, Damaso Marte, and Chan Ho Park yielded four runs on four hits while issuing three free passes.

The Offense: No need to really get into it, but it hasn’t been good.

Interesting Facts:

0 for 15: Derek Jeter just didn’t hit this series. He is the catalyst of the offense and the team really can’t get going without him on-base.

1,779: Andy Pettitte recorded his 1,779th strikeout as a Yankee tonight. With that strikeout he moves past Ron Guidry for second place on the all-time Yankee strikeout list.

What’s Next?:

The surging 38-28 New York Mets, who have six straight road games, come to the Bronx for Round 2 of the Subway Series.

Friday, 7:05 PM, YES, SNY: Hisanori Takahashi (5-2, 3.48) vs. Javier Vazquez (6-5, 5.43 ERA)

Last Start:
Takahashi: Win, seven innings, one earned run, six strikeouts (at Orioles)
Vazquez: Win, seven innings, three earned runs, six strikeouts (vs. Astros)

Last Start vs. Opponent:
Takahashi: ND, six innings, no runs, six strikeouts
Vazquez: Win, eight innings, no runs, six strikeouts