Today was a very uneventful day. The Yankees lost, there was another injury, and the team didn't do much of anything good. This game explained why Adam Warren is still in Triple-A, which doesn't look like that will be changing any time soon. It also showed that small ball can beat you if you don't play very well. That's kind of how you lose in any situation, though.
Warren got the carnage started in the bottom of the first inning, when he got in the way of Dan Johnson trying to cover the base. Juan Pierre would have been out, but Johnson didn't throw the ball to Warren and Warren didn't get out of Johnson's way. Pierre then wasted little time by advancing on a Francisco Cervelli passed ball, moving to third on a ground ball, and scoring on a sac fly to make it a 1-0. Warren then gave up two singles in a row in the second inning and two ground balls later it was a 2-0 game. Then, in the third inning, Warren gave up two more runs on two singles, a double and a sac fly to make it 4-0.
In the 5th inning Chase Whitley came in and gave up a soft grounder up the mound and over second base. Harmless enough, right? Nope. He then gave up a ground rule double to right field and a ground ball scored another run, followed by a triple from Adeiny Hechavarria, the kid with a five syllable name, to score another and give the Marlins their six runs for the day.
Marlins 6, Yankees 1: Small Ball Beats Mediocrity
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