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Cliff Lee was amazing tonight, the offense was horrible, and the bullpen couldn’t get the job done when they were called upon.

CC Sabathia pitched seven solid innings, allowing two earned runs and didn’t get one run of support from his offense.You can give credit to Cliff Lee because he pitched really well, but the Yankees didn’t look good at the plate at all. CC’s line was: L, 7IP 4H 2R 2ER 3BB 6K. Phil Hughes come on in relief and couldn’t record a damn out. It’s very frustrating to watch him struggle, considering he was so good for us throughout the season. He wound up walking two batters and left the game without recording an out.

Damaso Marte was brought into the game and recorded two outs without giving up a run. David Robertson came on in and tried to get the last out of the inning, but instead he gave up a walk to the first batter he faced. D-Rob gave up a single, scoring two runs which were both charged to Phil Hughes.

Briany Bruney entered the game in the 9th inning and was absolutely dreadful. The guy gave up 2 runs on three hits, and was replaced by Phil Coke. Coke recorded the last two outs of the 9th with no problem at all.

The Yankees had a total of 6 hits on the game. Derek Jeter had 3 hits, which was half of the offensive production. Damon, Posada, and Matsui each had a hit on the game. Sad, isn’t it? That’s all the offense we saw today.

It’s definitely disappointing to lose the first game of the series, especially when your ace was on the hill. This was an even pitching match up, and I thought either team could’ve taken this one. Cliff Lee made the Yankees look like little leaguers and it was painful to watch.

We saw the 1996 Yankees come back from 2-0 in the series against the Braves, so why can’t these Yankees come back? These guys have done nothing but fight back day-after-day. (Game#1 of ’96 Series: Atlanta Braves – 12, New York Yankees – 1) Girardi has to rally his troops…

There’s always another day in this game. That’s whats great about it. Tomorrow the Yankees will head back onto the field in the Bronx, as A.J. Burnett will face off against Pedro “Who’s your daddy?” Martinez in Game#2. Should be a fun night in the Bronx. Remember guys..this is a best out of seven series. “It Ain’t Over ’til It’s Over”- Yogi Berra (more…)

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