Saturday, April 24, 2010
Kendry To The Rescue: Angels 6, Yankees 4
Yet, this time it was the Yankees' bullpen that coughed up the loss, with Kendry Morales following up on Hideki Matsui's leadoff single in the eighth with a two-run jack, the go-ahead runs coming off Joba Chamberlain.
The only bad thing to come of it: Bobby Wilson ended up hitting the DL after a hard hit at the plate during a collision with ex-Angel Mark Teixeira, with a concussion. It was Wilson's first major league start, too; I'm sure Mike Scioscia was suitably pleased that his young charge blocked the plate, but not so pleased that Teixeira scored regardless. The Angels called up Ryan Budde to replace him.
Anyway, Wilson certainly was trying to lean back towards the plate at the last second, but Teixeira really seemed to go out of his way lean towards the front-left side of the plate to nail him. I'm willing (mostly) to give T the benefit of the doubt that he thought it was necessary, but there ain't no question that he could have been safe without the violent approach.