Sunday, April 20, 2014
Sometimes you just need to laugh. Actually, sometimes you need to get pissed by a bad, bad loss, but sometimes, you have to give a bad situation levity. If you're just clicking on BYB right now, I warn you... just laugh. There isn't a reason to get angry, it's just nuts what happens to the Yankees and their players sometimes. Many times there's bad luck, injury and heartbreak. Sometimes you should just grin and bear it. Ivan Nova is hurt... wait... do NOT throw your computer!
Ivan Nova pitched 4 innings, giving up 8 hits and 8 runs. It was then that Nova had some discomfort in his right arm. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, "The Yankees announced that Nova has soreness in the elbow and will undergo further diagnostic tests. Nova was replaced by right-hander Matt Daley, who joined the club from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday; he allowed six runs (four earned) in 1 1/3 innings."
To say the Yankees bullpen troubles are not a problem would be ridiculous. We have big problems and it's not just about missing Mariano Rivera. This is about bridging to the setup and closer. Matt Daley is not the Yankees answer. Neither was Cesar Cabral from the night before. There is no question, we need confidence in the pen. We just haven't found that yet. Luckily for us... it's April.
The Yankees run scoring was simple tonight. In the 5th inning, Kelly Johnson knocked home Alfonso Soriano. That was it. The Rays knocked 5 homers tonight. They were dominant. We weren't, plain and simple. Be it an injury to Nova or just plain good hitting from the Rays, it doesn't matter, a win is a win and they won.
Now, the Yankees will have a question mark in the rotation, and more questions in the pen. Sure, it sounds so horrible, you just need to laugh about it... but it's not so funny... is it Yankee fans?
Final: Rays 16 - Yankees 1
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