Yankees newbie Damaso Marte decided it would be a good idea to walk the bases loaded in the bottom of the nineth inning with no outs.
For his next trick he calls losing the game, he will serve up a Grand Slam.
David Blaine couldn't even get out of this one.
Yankees lose 9-5
NYY: Chamberlain (4-3, 2.24 ERA)
TEX: Padilla (12-5, 4.52 ERA)
NYY: Pettitte (12-8, 4.18 ERA)
TEX: Harrison (2-2, 7.40 ERA)
NYY: Ponson (6-2, 4.23 ERA)
TEX: Hunter (0-0, 10.80 ERA)
NYY: Mussina (14-7, 3.44 ERA)
TEX: Feldman (4-4, 4.97 ERA)
SOME QUICK NOTES FROM ANALYST OLD CURRY BASTARD:
You probably don't hear much about the Rangers..due to the fact that the Angels are running away with the AL West Division.
The Rangers have played well enough...to atleast put them in wild card consideration (they are currently 6 games back in the wild card race)
Here's what the yankees have done against Rangers so far this season
6/30 Lost 2-1. Yanks waste a solid outing from Mussina..and can only muster 1 run (AROD HOMER)
7/1 Another LOSS! 2-3 . Mariano entered a tie game in the 9th..and allowed the go ahead run to score.
7/2 In true 2008 yankee fashion..the yankees decide to score all their runs in one game. YANKEES WON 18-7!!!! (Giambi hit a grandslam, AROD 3 run blast...YANKS SCORED 9 times in the 7th inning)
Now had they just scored that many runs over the entire series they would have swept the Rangers
Yankees win 14-9
Xavier Nady went 4-5 with a HR and 6 RBI's today.
Since joining the Yankees, he has gone 10-26.
5.1 INN, 11 HA, 3 BBI, 4 K, 9 ER, 15.188 ERA, 2.625 WHIP, L
Yankees 6 Angels 12
This series is not going to be easy.
LAA: Garland (9-6, 4.30 ERA)
NYY: Pettitte (12-7, 3.76 ERA)
LAA: Santana (11-5, 3.57 ERA)
NYY: Ponson (6-2, 4.59 ERA)
LAA: Weaver (9-8, 4.11 ERA)
NYY: Mussina (13-7, 3.56 ERA)
LAA: Lackey (9-2, 2.93 ERA)
NYY: Rasner (5-8, 4.92 ERA)
The Trade Deadline is approaching
So far the Yankees have acquired:
A starting pitcher would be nice. We will see.
The New York Yankees have found a replacement for Jorge Posada.
New York acquired catcher Ivan Rodriguez from the Tigers on Wednesday for right-handed pitcher Kyle Farnsworth.
Rodriguez, who is in the final year of his contract, waived his no-trade clause to join the Yankees, sources told ESPN.com.
"He's hitting over .290 I believe and he's been hot so we're looking forward to having him," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after New York's 13-3 rout of the Orioles on Wednesday.
Farnsworth played for the Tigers in 2005. (Source)
The Yankees dropped their third in a row after an eight-game winning streak. They fell to four games behind the first-place Rays.
"It's frustrating," said Alex Rodriguez, who struck out in the ninth inning as the potential tying run when the Yankees were down three. "That's a game that we need right there and we have to have."
Darrell Rasner, perhaps pitching for his rotation spot before Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline, was the losing pitcher. But Damaso Marte, who the Yankees picked up from Pittsburgh on Saturday, was the real culprit in his third Yankees appearance.
Rasner (5-8, 4.92 ERA) went six innings plus two batters and was charged with four runs. Marte allowed a three-run double to lefty-hitting Aubrey Huff and an RBI double to Melvin Mora in the Orioles' four-run seventh. Those runs turned a 2-1 lead into a 6-1 cushion, which really hurt when the Yankees rallied in the final two innings.
Yankees 6 O's 7 (Box Score)
Picture of Yankees 4th Outfielder Melky Cabrera
Yankees lose 2 in a row.