When it happened, it seemed like just a frustrating lead off home run by a guy who hadn't homered yet this season. In hindsight, the Yankees lost on the first pitch of the game to a guy who hadn't hit a home run all season with their ace on the mound. That's ridiculously frustrating. A first pitch home run by Adam Rosales was all the scoring the Athletics would need to do in this one, thanks to the fact that the Yankees' offense failed to show up at all. CC Sabathia's struggles in the first inning this season continued, thankfully, to a lesser extent than some games we've seen so far. Unfortunately, it didn't matter that the damage was limited, because the Yankees would fail to score even once.
Sabathia allowed eight hits and two runs across his six innings of work before giving way to Adam Warren to close out the game. Warren was able to keep the A's from doing any further damage on the scoreboard, allowing only two hits and two walks. Oakland starter A.J. Griffin was breezing through the lineup with three consecutive innings of single-digit pitches. Once he was finally lifted from the game, Sean Doolittle was able to pick up right where Griffin left off. The Yankees were 0-6 with runners in scoring position.
Brett Gardner and Jayson Nix led the offense with two hits a piece. Robinson Cano and Ichiro Suzuki were the only other Yankees to record hits and Chris Stewart worked the only walk. This one sucked all around, what else can you say? Try again tomorrow.