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6-2 Tampa: Kazmir's still got it

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There's still something about Scott Kazmir that upsets the Yankees because, in the midst of his worst season as a pro, he's still able to shut them down for seven innings.

Tampa Bay just had the better pitcher tonight. Sabathia did not bring his 'A game', and Kazmir did, allowing just one run in seven as opposed to Sabathia allowing six in 5.2.

Two errors and two GDPs certainly didn't help the cause. Jeter, Damon, Cano and Melky went 0-12.

The only real bright spot(s) from were Mark Melancon's 2.1 shutout frames in relief of CC.

The series is on the line tomorrow as Joba faces Matt Garza.

  • Chien Ming-Wang will have season ending surgery tomorrow, per Pete Abe (h/t to RAB). That really sucks. When it rains, it pours. Does it mean Cashman will definitely acquire a pitcher by the deadline?
  • The A's have scored three in the top of the ninth, thanks to two Nick Green errors (that's the guy we know and love), to tie Boston at seven.