New York Yankees, Chase Whitley lose to Baltimore Orioles


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On a beautiful day in the Bronx, things started out very well for the New York Yankees, but sadly it wouldn’t last.

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Yankees’ starter Chase Whitley looked like he was on his way to another good start. In the first inning, Whitley would strikeout the side, and then followed it up with a scoreless second inning.

After a solid first two frames from Whitley, things got ugly. Jimmy Paredes would break the scoreless tie with a solo-homerun, which was his 5th of the season. In the fourth inning, the Orioles would take a commanding lead with a pair of homeruns in the inning.

Chris Davis would smoke a ball into the seats in right field for his seventh homerun of the season. A few batters later, Alejandro De Aza would hit a two-run homerun, which was his third of the season, and made it a 4-0 game.

In the fifth inning, Whitley would allow his fifth run of the game on a Delmon Young RBI single. Whitely, who usually is great with his control was not on Saturday afternoon, as he hit two batters, and walked another two.

After Whitley’s day was done, Joe Girardi would bring in David Carpenter. He hasn’t pitched since getting roughed up in Toronto, and Carpenter didn’t pitch well again. The Orioles would get their sixth run of the game after Parades hit a triple, he would then score on a Young double.

Orioles’ starter Wei-Yin Chen was magnificent against the Yankees’ lineup throughout the day. Chen pitched seven innings, allowing one run on five hits, one walk, and he struck out seven batters. John Ryan Murphy had an RBI sac-fly in the fifth inning, which was the only run allowed in a great game by Chen.

The Yankees’ lineup was without Brian McCann who was given the day game off for rest. More surprising was that Alex Rodriguez was also out of the lineup against the left-hander. The Yankees could have certainly used Rodriguez in the lineup on Saturday, as he is one of their best right-handed hitters

In the eighth inning the Yankees would have some success against reliever Tommy Hunter, as Carlos Beltran would have an RBI single to score Jacoby Ellsbury. Beltran has been struggling a lot this season, and even though the RBI meant little, it could spark him.

The Yankees will be wrapping up their series with the Orioles on Sunday with their new ace Michael Pineda on the mound.

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