The Yankees wrapped up the second game of today's doubleheader by mustering up four total hits. Bryan Mitchell made his debut as a starter and pitched well, holding the Orioles to just two runs, but the offense welcomed him by failing to score a run. That means they scored a total of one run through 20 innings played today. The last time the Yankees were swept in a doubleheader was in 2006 against Boston. Yuck.
After being called up and then sent back to Triple-A multiple times this season, Mitchell finally started a game. Though he only lasted five innings, he was able to keep the Yankees in the game. The Orioles only managed to score two runs off of him, both coming in the fourth inning after David Lough led off the inning with a walk. Ryan Flaherty then drove him in with an RBI double. Alejandro De Aza then hit a triple into the gap to bring in the second run. Mitchell ended the night having allowed six hits and two walks, with two strikeouts.
Joe Girardi turned to the bullpen in the sixth inning, and we got to see four relievers finish the game. Josh Outman pitched a clean sixth inning. The seventh was started by David Phelps, who made his first appearance since going on the DL several weeks ago. He managed to get the first two outs easily, then he walked three batters in a row. Delmon Young was able to capitalize on this by hitting a single past Stephen Drew to drive in the third and fourth runs of the game. Rich Hill had to come in to get the last out of the inning. The Orioles then went on to add another run in the eighth inning. With Chaz Roe on the mound, Jonathan Schoop struck out swinging, but advanced to first on a wild pitch. This was followed by De Aza's second RBI triple of the night to make it 5-0.
On the Yankees side of things, practically nothing happened. Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury, Chris Young and Antoan Richardson all hit singles. Gardner and Ichiro Suzuki both drew a walk, with Gardner going on to steal his 20th base of the season. The lack of offense can't even be blamed too much on the doubleheader, as they collectively did very little in the first game, even though it did go for eleven innings.
Shane Greene will take the mound tomorrow to try and stop the bleeding. He'll face off against Miguel Gonzalez at 1:05 pm EST.