Independence Day Long Weekend Recap

I watched so little Yankee baseball over the weekend.  That'll happen when they're out on the West coast and there are parties to go to.  In fact, the only game I did watch over the last 4 days was yesterday's game, so that was super awesome for me.  It's a 1-3 road trip so far with 2 more games in Chicago to go.  Here's how the Yankees got there.

Friday- SD 7 NYY 6

Nathan Eovaldi sealed his bullpen fate with another horrible start, giving up 6 earned runs in 4.1 innings pitched.  The Yankees didn't generate much offense early, as is tradition, but they did start a 9th inning rally against former pinstriper Matt Thornton.  They got 4 runs, they needed 5, so the rally fell just short.  Still, they were right in the middle of it there at the end.

Saturday- SD 2 NYY 1

This was a solid pitching duel between the starters.  Drew Pomeranz went 7 1-run innings for the Padres while Ivan Nova went 5.1 1-run inning for the Yanks.  The Yankees usually do well in these situations, but Melvin Upton got to Andrew Miller in the bottom of the 9th for a walk-off solo homer.

Sunday- NYY 6 SD 3

Hey, a win!  Chad Green made his return to the rotation and was very impressive.  He flashed plus stuff and struck out 8 Padre hitters without walking a batter in 6 innings of 1-run ball while the offense woke up long enough to support him.  Didi smacked his 9th homer of the year early against Andrew Cashner, and Mark Teixeira went back-to-back yardjob in his final 2 at-bats to put the game away and reach the 400-HR mark for his career.

Monday- CHW 8 NYY 2

Classic sloppy game after a late travel night.  The Yankees had nothing yesterday.  They managed to make James Shields look really good and get through 6 innings for the first time in a long time, and the CC Sabathia Regression Tour continued with 5 runs on 8 hits in 6 innings for him.  Didi went 0-4 with 3 errors and the lineup went 0-13 with RISP and 11 runners left on base.  An all-around team effort stinkbomb.

The teams will get back after it tonight and Masahiro Tanaka gets the ball against Carlos Rodon.