Wake simply didn't have it last night, 5 IP, 6 ER, 9 H, 5 BB and 2 HR. The Yankees wreaked havoc on the basepaths against he and Dougie as well.
Given the cast of characters, I'd say they did pretty well. Romero did walk 3, but miraculously escaped without doing any damage. Manny Delcarmen threw a scoreless inning in his first big-league appearance this season. Joel Pineiro, in my opinon, showed what he can do as a reliever if he can gain any consistency. The fly ball off the bat of Damon was a little worrisome, but on further analysis, was just a high fly, and only a concern in Yankee Stadium. He then...may or may not have retaliated for Alex Cora by hitting Derek Jeter. Afterwards, he got two very weak ground ball outs.
Just didn't cash in on opportunities. 14 baserunners, 2 runs. 2 bases loaded situations with nothing to show for it. Papi and Youks both had good nights, and Coco showed some plate discipline.
A great catch by "Being" of all people. An unorthodox 4-5-3 DP turned in by Cora, Lowell, and Youk.
Not sure he's going to get many of these, and I don't want to start a trend with the reason I'm giving this award to him, but I'll give it to Jo-el today. An efficient 13-pitch 8th inning, 1 flyout and 2 groundouts. And certainly backed up his teammate Cora. There's a number of reasons why this pick does and should look bad, but it's the MFYs everyone. And I haven't seen him acknowledged much anywhere with this little incident.
Wake, who pitched poorly, didn't adjust, and seemed slower than usual to the plate, allowing 4 Yankee SBs.