Yankees Lose To Mariners 4-1
Jeremy Bonderman has been searching for his stuff since coming back from Tommy John surgery earlier this season, and last night, for at least one game the veteran pitcher found it. Bonderman threw six impressive innings to help lead the Mariners over the Yankees 4-1 and tie up the series at one apiece.
Kuroda pitched well for the Yankees for 6.1 innings, aside from the bottom of the forth, where the M’s tagged him for four runs, all coming with two outs. Kuroda was coasting before and after the inning, but after Michael Morse laced a double off of him with two down in the frame, Kuroda seemed to lose command, walking two and leaving pitches up in the zone which Brendan Ryan and Jason Bay each turned into two-RBI singles. After the inning Kuroda returned to form, but unfortunately the damage had been done.
As for the Yankee offense, they fell dormant after a red hot start to the game. Brett Gardner led the contest off with a double, scoring on a ground out by Travis Hafner, and Jeremy Bonderman looked very apprehensive on the mound. However, after limiting the damage in the first, the former Tiger settled into the game and pitched very well, allowing just three hits in his six innings of work.
Tom Wilhelmsen pitched the ninth inning for the Mariners, securing his 15th save of the season.