In what turned out to be Garrett Richards' best pitching performance this season at Yankee Stadium, he ends up going the distance(!) for the loss as the Angels fail to support their starter. Hiroki Kuroda was equally masterful on the mound as he had the Angels hitters guessing and swinging at junk out of the zone.
In the 9th inning, J.B. Shuck got the rally started with a line shot down the RF line but, as fate would have it, the ball took a weird bounce off the 1B bag and caromed towards RF, limiting Shuck to a single. Josh Hamilton's 2nd double of the evening would bring the Angels within one run and for awhile things finally became interesting.
On the bright side, SP Jason Vargas is scheduled to come off the DL and take the mound Tuesday evening. He is opposed by a leaner (think an In-N-Out double cheeseburger served vegetarian style) C.C. Sabathia. So there's that. Protected pick here we come!