By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)
August 2nd, 2013
New York Yankees vs San Diego Padres
Final Score: Yankees 2 Padres 7
The New York Yankees couldn’t keep up their momentum from a nice late-inning win in Los Angeles against the Dodgers, but on Friday night they were beaten pretty good by the San Diego Padres. The loss put the Yankees at (56-52), and are 8.5 games out of first place for the AL East.
For Yankees Starter C.C. Sabathia it was more of the same for him on Friday night against the Padres, as his struggles continue, and he picked up his 10th loss of the season, with an ERA that is getting very close to five. The Padres wasted little time getting to Sabathia, as in the first inning with the bases loaded, Sabathia walked Yonder Alonso for the first run of the game. The second run of the first inning would come one batter later, as Jedd Gyorko grounded out to Sabathia, which allowed Chase Headley to score. The fourth inning the Padres would strike for two more, as Logan Forsythe hit a solo-home run, which was his fourth of the year and broke a 2-2 tie at the time. Later in the fourth inning Sabathia would hurt himself by not covering First Base on a ground ball by Andrew Cashner, which should have been an out, but instead Everth Cabrera hit a triple right after to score Cashner. The sixth inning would be the one where Sabathia made his exit, as after a Chris Denorfia hit a single that scored Nick Hundley, Sabathia was pulled from the game. Sabathia went 5.2 innings allowing five runs on 11 hits and three walks. In Sabathia's last three starts he has given up a total of 19 earned runs, and looks like a shell of his old self.