The Yankees lost again today.
Is that a big deal or what? Probably not, but there were some concerns that came out of the 7-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
Jorge Posada reported soreness in his surgically repaired shoulder, thus his removal from the line-up. Whether this is a minor issue or a red-flag concern, we will find out soon.
Joba Chamberlain also did not pitch well in his only inning of work. He was throwing high in the zone and as a result the Twins were able to get three hits and two runs off him. Dan Giese was not much better either, allowing four runs on four hits, including a home run.
The Yankees’ offense sputtered for the second straight day as only one hit was for extra bases — Mark Teixeira’s double, and Derek Jeter, Robbie Cano, Shelley Duncan (two), Melky Cabrera and Jesus Montero all got hits. Jeter, Tex, and Duncan all got runs.
The good news was that the Yankees were able to get runs off Franciso Liriano in the first inning.
The Yankees play at Cincinnati tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. New York will start right-hander Alfredo Aceves, while Cincinnati sends right-hander Aaron Harang to the hill. The contest will be the final game for Rodriguez, Jeter and Cano until after the World Baseball Classic.