Sunday, June 22, 2008

Snapshot: Yankees News and Notes for June 22, 2008

Yesterday: Cincinnati Reds 6, NY Yankees 0

Cincinnati Reds 6, NY Yankees 0The Yankees bats were silenced yesterday by 22-year-old Darryl Thompson. New York lost its second straight game, 6-0, at Yankee Stadium.

Thompson scattered four hits and four walks over five innings in his first major league outing. Relievers Bill Bray (1-0), David Weathers, Jared Burton and Jeremy Affeldt closed the door on the Yankees (40-35).

New York starter Dan Giese (1-2), making his first start after three relief appearances, pitched into the seventh inning. He allowed four hits and three runs, all unearned.

As good as Giese was, his errant throw to second ignited a four-run seventh for the Reds.

The Yankees had plenty of chances but left 12 men on base. After a seven-game winning streak, New York has now dropped back-to-back games to Cincinnati.

According to the NY Daily News, Joba Chamberlain will not start against the Mets next week. Joe Girardi decided to leave his starting rotation intact. That means Dan Giese will pitch one of the two games in Friday's split-stadium doubleheader. Sidney Ponson may get the call for the second game.

NY Yankees supplemental draft choice Jeremy Bleich (3-3), pitching for Stanford in the College World Series, struggled with his location yesterday in a 10-8 loss to Georgia. Bleich allowed six runs and eight hits in 3 1/3 innings. The Cardinal has been eliminated from the tournament.

"It was a mixture of problems," Bleich told the Mercury News. "I lost guys on 0-2 pitches. Once I came in with an inside fastball and the guy made a good swing on it. Georgia is a good-hitting ballclub."

Steve Serby's Q&A this week is with Yankees starter Mike Mussina.

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