Saturday, June 15, 2013
Postgame notes: What highlights?
By Wallace Matthews
There wasn't much to get excited about in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Angels.
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Not many highlights from tonight's 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels, the Yankees' fourth straight after being swept by the Athletics in Oakland.
-- Thomas Neal, recalled today from Triple-A Scranton and making his first start for the Yankees, had his first hit for them in the sixth inning (he had had five for the Cleveland Indians last year). He also played an acceptable right field.
-- Chris Bootcheck, also recalled today, did not fare as well. The right-hander relieved Andy Pettitte in the eighth inning and was victimized by the misplayed pop fly by David Adams, which turned into a run on Mike Trout's RBI single three batters later.
-- Adams also had the only two Yankee RBIs of the night, driven in with a fourth-inning single. The hit snapped an 0-for-13 skid but did not make Adams feel any better about the miscue.
-- Vernon Wells, who snapped an 0-for-12 spell with a fourth-inning single, threw out his second runner at the plate in as many games, nailing Albert Pujols in the sixth with the help of an excellent block and tag by Austin Romine.