Today was a bad game for the Yankees.
New York was held hitless by Canada pitching until the fourth inning, when Angel Berroa came through with a single to left field.
Joba Chamberlain started for New York but left without recording an out, as all five batters he faced came around to score. Struggling mightily with his control, Chamberlain issued four walks — including two of the bases-loaded variety — and a single, while also throwing a wild pitch. Jonathan Albaladejo relieved and allowed three inherited runners to score, plus one of his own, in a two-inning appearance. Kei Igawa was next and blanked Canada in the next three frames before Brian Bruney hurled a scoreless sixth.
The Yankees will send CC Sabathia to the mound against the Tigers on Friday under the lights at George M. Steinbrenner Field for the hurler’s first game action since signing a seven-year, $161 million deal. Detroit will pitch right-hander Zach Miner in the 7:15 p.m. start.
The box score can be found here. New York is winless in March, now at 2-6-1.