White Sox 4, NYY 3

June 28, 2012 – 10:27 pm

That was certainly an ugly loss. Ivan Nova came through with just what the depleted starting rotation needed, a 7+ inning quality start. And the offense did their anemic usual, contributing just enough runs to give the bullpen a 2-run lead to protect in the ninth. But then Clay Rapada turned a sure double-play in to a no outs, tying run on base situation. And then David Robertson gave up the game losing 3-run homer on what was not all that bad a pitch. You can hardly blame the bullpen for this one, though, as they’ve been the one constant positive this season. Ultimately you are not going to win many games when you score just three runs. The offense just has to be better than this, particularly when you are going up against a guy with a 4.85 ERA and 6.06 FIP.

So now we’ve got Adam Warren making his major league debut against Jose Quintana, one of the hottest rookie pitchers in the league. Quintana is working on a 16 inning scoreless streak, and hasn’t walked a batter in his last 97 hitters faced. Things could get even uglier for the offense tomorrow.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E SO BB
White Sox 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 4 8 0 7 3
Yankees 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 8 1 7 3
WP: H. Santiago (2-1)   LP: D. Robertson (0-2)   S: A. Reed (11)
QS: NYY – I. Nova (7.1 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO, 1 HR)
QS: CWS – D. Axelrod (7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 0 HR)
HR: NYY – M. Teixeira, CWS– A. De Aza, D. Viciedo
LOB: NYY 7, CWS 6   RISP: NYY 1-for-7, CWS 2-for-7

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