Sunday, June 18, 2006

"...as bad as it can get..."

Game date- 6/17/06

Yankees- 9, Nationals- 11

W- Rouch (2-1)
L- Rivera (4-4)
S- Cordero (13)



















Yankee closer, Mariano Rivera, looks back at home plate after giving up a single to Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman.

Yankee Starting Lineup:

CF- Damon, 4-6 ( 1B, 2B, 2B, 2R, 5 RBI, grand slam [10] )
RF- Williams, 0-5
SS- Jeter, 3-5 ( 1B, 1B, 2B, R, RBI)
1B- Giambi, 0-3 ( BB, HBP)
3B- Rodriguez, 2-5 ( 1B, R, 2 RBI, 2-run HR [15] )
C- Posada, 2-5 ( 1B, R, RBI, solo HR [9] )
2B- Cano, 3-4 ( 1B, 1B, 2B, BB, R)
LF- Cabrera, 0-5 ( R)
P- Chacon, 0-2 ( BB, R)

Other Yankee Batters:

P- Beam, 0-1
PH- Cairo, 1-1 ( 1B)

Yankee Pitchers:

Chacon- 6H, 6R, 3BB, 3K, 4.1IP
Smith- H, .2IP
Beam- 3H, 2R, K, 1.2IP
Myers- .1IP
Proctor- H, R, 2BB, K, .2IP
Rivera- 2H, 2R, BB, .2IP

Notes:

Through the first four and a half innings of this ballgame, the Yankees were cruising. Shawn Chacon had allowed only two runs on 3 hits. Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada hit back-to-back homers. Johnny Damon had four hits, two doubles and a grand slam! The Yanks were up 9 to 2.

The Yanks lost 11 to 9. Chacon gave up four runs in the bottom of the fifth and was pulled for Matt Smith. Beam, Proctor, and Mariano Rivera gave up a combined five earned runs and the lead. The Yankee bats were silent. After the game, manager Joe Torre said: "That's as bad as it can get...."

Robinson Cano did manage to extend his hitting streak to 15 straight games.

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