NYY 6, NY Mets 5

June 25, 2012 – 11:08 am

Yet another Yankee text book win — overall weak offense, but with enough home runs to make the difference. Although given this was the red-hot R.A. Dickey that they were up against, maybe we do have to give credit where credit is due. Five runs on five hits against him these days is huge, so maybe this is a sign that the offense is going to bust out now? We can only hope, right?

CC Sabathia seemed to struggle, as has been his custom so far this year, but when you look at the bottom line in the box score, there’s only a single earned run there. But still there’s also 9 H and 2 BB and just 3 K over just 5.2 IP, which ain’t very CC like. The big ugly here, though, was the defense, with three errors in this one and two in the previous game. Given the way they have played so far this year — they are now tied for fewest errors with Chicago — you have to believe that’s just an aberration that will quickly go away.

There were also some very odd (aka bad) coaching decisions in this one. First you had Rob Thompson holding Teixeira at third in the second inning on Ibanez’ single. OK, there was only one out so I guess somewhere the binder says to not take the chance for an out at the plate. But then again, it’s friggin’ R.A. Dickey on the mound, and the next two batters up are your backup catcher and then the pitcher. Seems to me you have to risk it and send Tex in that scenario. And sure enough, Tex ended up being stranded at third. Fortunately, it ended up being a non-factor.

And then there was Girardi and his sometimes totally inexplicable bullpen management going with Corey Wade to replace CC in the sixth with the tying run on second. Wade has been struggling mightily of late, allowing 6 of 11 batters to reach in his last three appearances. Not exactly someone you want to bring in to a high leverage situation. And sure enough, he immediately gave up a single that tied the game. Let’s hope Girardi learns something from this.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E SO BB
Yankees 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 6 7 3 6 3
Mets 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 5 12 2 8 3
WP: B. Logan (2-0)   LP: M. Batista (1-2)   S: R. Soriano (15)
HR: NYY – R. Cano, N. Swisher, NYM– None
LOB: NYY 5, NYM 10   RISP: NYY 3-for-8, NYM 3-for-9

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