By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)
June 2nd, 2013
Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Post Game Recap
Final Score: Red Sox 3 Yankees 0
In the rain shortened game on Sunday Night Baseball the Yankees lost to the Red Sox by a score of 3-0 in six innings. The loss moves the Yankees to (31-25) on the season, and are now are three games back of the Red Sox in the division. A 45 minute rain delay when it never rained pushed the start time back, and may have cost the teams a chance to play a full game.
Yankees Starter Hiroki Kuroda suffered his fourth loss of the season even though he didn’t pitch bad, but he wasn’t on his “A” game. Kuroda pitched three scoreless innings before the Red Sox finally got on the board, as a Mike Napoli ground out scored Dustin Pedroia for the first run of the game. In the next inning Jose Iglesias hit his first homerun of the season, which was a solo-home run. David Ortiz scored the final run of the game before the rain started to really come down, as Big Papi hit a solo-home run, which was his 10th of the season, and like always did his bat flip afterward. Kuroda's final line was 5.1 innings pitched, while allowing three runs on eight hits in the loss.
Clay Buchholz made his return to the rotation after missing some time with a sore collarbone from apparently from falling asleep with his daughter on it, but it didn’t seem to effect Buchholz, and he improved to an outstanding (8-0) on the season. Buchholz went five shutout innings, only allowing two hits to Austin Romine and Ichiro Suzuki.
The Yankees offense continued it's problems, not scoring one run or less in five of their last seven games. Mark Teixeira will hopefully help that coming off his injury, but so far he is rusty going just one for nine with seven strikeouts in the series against the Red Sox.
Next up for the Yankees will be the return of Nick Swisher to the Bronx, as the Cleveland Indians come to town. Andy Pettitte (4-3, 3.83) will be facing Justin Masterson (8-3, 3.07), with more raining looming in New York on Monday.