Perez becomes a certified Yankee killer
Eduardo Perez is just killing the Yankees this year. Perez has nine homers and four of them have come against the Yankees, with three of them off Randy Johnson.
Perez smacked two homers in the Rays’ win on Tuesday night. One came off Johnson while the other came in the ninth against Mariano Rivera, tying the game in the process.
In 25 career at-bats against the Unit, Perez has four taters.
This is a game the Yankees should have won. The Yanks led 3-0 after five, but they blew several scoring opportunities early. The Big Unit looked good in his return, but Rivera blew his second save in three games.
The Red Sox won big in Detroit, which means the Yanks are now 4 1/2 games back in the East. Luckily, the A’s lost to the Orioles, which means New York remains 1 1/2 back in the Wild Card race.