James Shields pitched very well in a losing effort against the Yankees on Saturday, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits over eight innings of work.
Shields struck out five and walked two in the ballgame. Aside from an unearned run in the first inning, the only damage against him was a two-run homer from Vernon Wells in the third inning. His 2-3 record certainly doesn't do him any justice, as Shields has been tremendous this season. He owns a 2.48 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 53/14 K/BB ratio through his first 58 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column when he does battle against the Athletics in Oakland on Friday.