Wang Roughed up in 7-5 Loss to O’s

chien-ming-wang-homeWhen Chien-Ming Wang’s sinker is sinking he seems to be unhittable, when its not he might as well be throwing batting practice. Today was the later in the Yankees 7-5 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

Wang gave up 9 hits and 7 runs in 3.2 Innings. You wont win a lot of games like that. Wang will have to battle to bring down his ERA which now stands at 17.18.

Aside from Wangs poor performance there was a lot of good things that come from this game. Namely that the bull pen was perfect not allowing a hit and only walking one batter. The Yankees attempted to Rally in the 9th inning with a 2 run homer by Derek Jeter and an RBI double By Mark Texiera (his first career hit as a Yankee).Hideki Matsui popped out to end the game representing the tying run. To little to late.

Pitching for Baltimore was Koji Uehara who Baltimore signed in the off season from Japan. A former teammate of Matsui in Japan Uehara pitched 5 innings allowing 1 hit and 1 run with no strikeouts. Although he didn’t look great he had a decent change-up and the Yankees never do well against pitchers they have not seen before. To me he seemed a bit wild and pitched up in the zone. Which is common of Japanese pitchers ( see: Kei Igawa)

Nick Markakis was 3-3 with a home run and 3 RBI’s leading the offencive charge for the O’s. Jeter was also 2-3 with a Home run and 2 RBI’s for the Bombers. Don’t Panic yet folks its a long season and I still think that the Yankees will be your AL representatives in this years World Series .

Tomorrow is a day game with pre-game starting at 1:00EST on YES.

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