The Yankees fell to the Red Sox in their first meeting at Fenway Park this season. We have known that throughout the season the Yankees have needed bats and to only be able to put up two runs in a game on most days is pathetic, and it has gotten worse as rookie, Zoilo Almonte, is now on the DL with a left ankle sprain. It is the biggest problem that they will need to address at the deadline.
The scoring opened when Jacoby Ellsbury hit a lead off home run in the first inning off of Andy Pettitte. It was the third home run Pettitte has given up against lefties in his last four starts.
After walking Mike Napoli to leadoff the second, their woes increased as Jonny Gomes smacked a two run jack to score Napoli and himself and to make it 3-0 to Boston entering the top of the third.
The Yankees were able to score their first run of the game in the top of the fourth inning when Brett Gardner stole third base and then proceeded to score on a throwing error by Red Sox catcher, Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
The Yankees tagged on another run in the fifth inning when Chris Stewart doubled to left to bring home Lyle Overbay and make it a 3-2 game in Boston’s favor.
The Red Sox were not done and they added one more consolation run when Jose Iglesias singled to bring home Jonny Gomes and make it 4-2 to the Red Sox and that was how the game ended as well.
The Yankees are back in action tomorrow against the Boston Red Sox, that one will be a 4:05 ET start as they look to even the series in Boston.