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Yanks Step on feet in beginning to Jeter’s last dance.

Corey Sipkin / New York Daily News


PHOTO:COREY SIPKIN NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

By: Joe O’Reilly Pure Sports NY

The day started off quick for the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees as Scott Feldman took the mound against the Yankees CC Sabathia. Derek Jeter’s last opening day didn’t go as planned as the Yankees lost to the Astros 6-2 Tuesday at Minute Made Park in Houston. Jeter’s first At-bat gave the Yankees a scare as the Captain got hit on the hand by a pitch from Astros Starter Scott Feldman. Jeter’s hit by pitch in the first inning was the Yankees only base runner in the first three innings.

Making his 6th straight Opening Day start, CC Sabathia, struggled early and often in the first two innings giving up six runs on sloppy play in the field and a couple home runs by L.J. Hoes and Jesus Guzman. CC settled in from the third inning until coming out after the sixth for four scoreless innings. In the fourth Sabathia struck out Dexter Fowler for his fourth strikeout of the game and 1,000 strikeout as a New York Yankee.

As for the Yankees offense their wasn’t much to say until Scott Feldman left the game. In the seventh the Yankees finally got to Astros relivers Kevin Chapman and Chad Qualls. With a lead off walk to Ellsbury in the eighth inning, a Derek Jeter single that put him within two hits on the all-time hit list of legend Paul Molitor, followed by Brian McCann and Mark Teixeira adding to the hit party driving in the Yankees only two runs.

I guess all wasn’t lost in this opening day blunder for the New York Yankees as two young relivers had great season debuts in the seventh and eighth innings. Dellin Betances pitched an easy seventh with two strikeouts, no hits, and no runs. Vidal Nuno followed up by striking out three giving up one hit and giving the Yankees one bright spot in this Opening Day loss.

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