For all the progress Jeremy Bonderman has made, his change-up still needs work. Bonderman only allowed 4 hits, but all 4 were solo Home Runs by Yankee sluggers, and 3 of the 4 came off Bonderman's change-up.
Bonderman made it 7 innings, with 4 earned runs off 4 hits and 6 strikeouts. Overall, not a bad outing for Bonderman, but it wasn't good enough on Thursday.
Recently called up Wilfredo Ledezma made his first appearance since last season with the Tigers, and was promptly welcomed by Alex Rodriguez, who launched a Home Run as the very first batter he faced.
Yankee starter Jose Contreras didn't have the same struggles. He also only allowed 4 hits, but none were Home Runs, and he allowed only 1 run over his 8 innings of work.
The series continues Friday night, as Javier Vasquez faces Mike Maroth at 7:05pm.