Originally written on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 5/23/13
On Wednesday night rotation stalwart Hiroki Kuroda had an injury shortened and ineffective outing, and rookie reliever Preston Claiborne finally showed some vulnerability as the Yankees fell to their A.L. East division rivals, the Baltimore Orioles. On a good note, however, David Adams, the rookie 3B, provided a spark of optimism. The Yankees had seven hits last night, half that of their opponents, but the most satisfying of those came in the top of the ninth inning: a home run by Adams. The scene was depressing enough, with the Yankees down 6-2 and rain coming down, sending the fans in Camden Yards scrambling for cover. All fans, that is, except the hardy group that started a loud and cheerful "Yankees Suck" chant that came through clearly on the YES Network telecast. For a ballpark that can be mistaken for Yankee Stadium South, especially in the summer, the chants made for painful listening. With a 6-2 lead and side-winding, sub-2.00 ERA lefty Darren O'Day on the mound, ...
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