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Yankees tie AL record in loss

Posted on: April 15, 2011 10:09 pm
Edited on: April 15, 2011 10:11 pm
By Matt Snyder

The Yankees tied an AL record Friday night, but it wasn't anything to be proud of. They hit into six ground-ball double plays, which set the team record in addition to tying the AL mark. Amazingly, six different hitters hit into the double plays.

It started in the first inning, when Alex Rodriguez hit into an inning-ending twin killing. Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter, Andruw Jones and Nick Swisher also hit into double plays.

The Rangers went on to win the game 5-3, despite being outhit 9-4 by the Yankees -- who also drew four walks. It's pretty easy to see why, what with getting six baserunners nailed on grounders at second.

Some credit should definitely be given to the Texas Rangers, who have a solid infield defense while Matt Harrison was coaxing the grounders when he needed them.

The Yankees fell to 7-5, but will still hold first place in the AL East, as the Orioles also lost and the Blue Jays could only cut the lead to a half game with a win at Boston. The Rangers (10-3) hold the second-best record in baseball.

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Category: MLB
Tags: AL East, Yankees

Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: April 16, 2011 11:47 am

Yankees tie AL record in loss

Hey Gmenrubbish; just keep convincing yourself that the Bombers don't need Cliff Lee. Maybe by August you'll have repeated it over and over so much that you will actually believe it. The Yanks trying to woo the southpaw this past off-season is akin to begging for a date with Jen Lopez only having to settle for dinner with Rosie. Just not the same Bro. By the way, try on improving that spelling of yours and work a bit harder on your punctuation. I'll be keeping an eye on you in the future to notice progress in those areas.Peace!

Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: April 16, 2011 11:05 am

Yankees tie AL record in loss

The Yanks just don't have the starting pitching needed.  They are not a playoff team in 2011.  Scoring 900 runs is all fine and well, but if you allow 800, it just does not add up to playoff baseball.  Gonna have to wait until either their kids (Betances, etc.) are ready, or go the usual route of free agency.  Maybe getting Kevin Slowey would help this year, he's available cheap right now.

Since: Apr 16, 2011
Posted on: April 16, 2011 10:46 am

Yankees tie AL record in loss

Yea, slow as heck! But Fine.

Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: April 16, 2011 9:37 am

Yankees tie AL record in loss your a clown keep stalkin the yankee boards for the few times a year you can talk ish about them to make yourself feel better about bein a fan of a trivial team come october...yankees have a high payroll bc they have big stars with big bats who get paid big money bc this is new york lil guy...we dont need to invest another 100k in a p*ssy whiped chump like cliff lee we will be fine

Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: April 16, 2011 12:12 am

Yankees tie AL record in loss

Makes up for all the DP's the Twins & Angels had that were "in the vicinity" that the umpires screwed them out of in 2009 the season they won the WS ?

Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: April 16, 2011 12:00 am

early exit

even with that huge payroll, the yankees have a bunch of gaps---how can that be?  Cashman---overrated--he can buy any player he wants but the yankees will go out in the first round of the playoffs--mark it down.

Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: April 15, 2011 11:12 pm

Yankees tie AL record in loss

How dare you Lakefrontrunner that you question the genius that is Joe Girardi. He's an absolute mastermind that doesn't need some 2-bit Yankee fan second guess his always brilliant moves. After all, Joe is going to ride this Joba in the 7th followed by Soriano in the 8th and Mo in the 9th til August at least. That way, Joe can take his nightly nap earlier than usual on the West Coast trips.By the way; will someone in NY inform John Sterling that his home run calls are getting embarrassing.

Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: April 15, 2011 10:26 pm

Yankees tie AL record in loss

It was surreal.  Six DPs.  One would have thought that A-Rod would have hit into all six.  BTW, Joe,  there is no problem with a bunt to avoid a DP.  Just sayin'...

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