Yankees fall under .500 yet again, drop series opener to Red Sox 5-3
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As previously stated, Pineda started the game off well by retiring the first eight batters without an issue. After falling behind in the count, Pineda was forced to throw a fastball and Hanigan jumped all over it, depositing it into the left field bullpen.
In the fifth inning, Pineda walked Jackie Bradley Jr. Subsequently, Travis Shaw crushed a fastball to right center field, giving Boston a 3-0 lead. The next inning did not get any better for Pineda as he again gave up a two-run homer, this time to Xander Bogaerts. He was lifted for Chasen Shreve immediately after.
The Yankees were able to score three runs on a Carlos Beltran two-run single, and a fielder's choice RBI ground out by Brian McCann.
The Bombers look to have a better outcome tomorrow as they send CC Sabathia to the hill. He will face struggling left hander Eduardo Rodriguez. The Yankees' struggles against left handed pitchers have been well documented. They cannot afford to be dominated by Rodriguez tomorrow. The team also hopes that Sabathia can return to his earlier season form, when he was one of the best pitchers in the American League.
Winning Pitcher: Steven Wright: 6IP 3H 3R 3ER 1BB 4K
Losing Pitcher: Michael Pineda: 5IP 5H 5R 5ER 1 BB 6K
Article by: Mavin Saunders