The New York Yankees lost to the Chicago Cubs today by a score of 3-1. The fofense simply could not figure out Doug Davis, who got his first victory of the season. With the loss, the Yankees drop to 39-29 on the season.

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Recap

Funny to compare these stat lines to their season stats:

  IP H R ER K BB
Davis 7.1 3 0 0 4 3
Garcia 7 6 3 3 3 2

 

The offensive output recently has been either all or nothing. Today, the Yankees could do absolutely nothing against the previously 0-5 Doug Davis. Davis allowed three hits in 7.1 innings. He retired the final seven Yankees he faced. The only three Yankees to get hits today off of Davis were Robby Cano, Eduardo Nunez, and Nick Swisher.

In the eighth, the Yankees did weasel a run out of the Cubs as Mark Teixeira singled in Nick Swisher for his 54th RBI of the year, but it was too little too late as Carlos Marmol got a four-out save.

Freddy Garcia pitched very well today, but his offense really just gave him nothing to work with. The catalyst for the Cubs’ offense was Aramis Ramirez, who knocked in two of their runs.

Key Stats

11: The number of groundouts the Yankees hit against the majestic Doug Davis today.

BTW: Robinson Cano is my overall favorite player to watch play. Why? Plays like this.

What’s Next?

The Yankees have another afternoon game against those furious little Cubbies tomorrow afternoon. See ya at 4:10.

4:10, YES. AJ Burnett (6-5, 4.09 ERA) vs. Ryan Dempster (5-5, 5.48 ERA)