The Yankees wasted a late comeback and fell in the 12th inning as the Diamondbacks salvaged the series, 6-2 your final score. Luckily, they had some positive things occur.
For one, they got another quality start, this time from Phil Hughes, in his 3rd outing. He went seven innings, allowing just two solo home runs and four other hits. He walked none and struck out six.
The offense, for the second straight night, struggled against a left-handed starting pitcher. This time it was upstate NY native Patrick Corbin. The Bombers only managed a solo home run from Robinson Cano (his 5th in the last eight games). They tried to rally in the 8th, but left the bases loaded with one out after Cano and Youkilis both struck out.
In the 9th, Francisco Cervelli, finally getting his chance to prove himself to the Yankees organization, tied the game with a solo home run to left-center field.
The Yankees squandered another chance in the 11th, with Eduardo Nunez unable to get a few inches over Cody Ross in RF. The Diamondbacks would score four in the 12th to avoid the sweep, apparently finally able to fight off their Bronx demons (remember 2001? Of course you do)
Meanwhile, in the minors, there’s some more good news. In Trenton, catcher J.R. Murphy homered three times in the Thunder’s 15-14 loss. Now batting .364/.442/.682/1.124, the 21 year old could soon rise in the Yankees’ system and is emerging as one of their top prospects.
Other notable performances include:
C Gary Sanchez: 2-4, 3 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB
CF Mason Williams: 1-3, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 3 BB
3B Rob Segedin: 3-4, 3 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB
CF Melky Mesa 3-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RB