Saturday, May 31, 2014
YANKS MADE NOLASCO LOOK LIKE CY YOUNG
It's amazing how the Yankees can have such a talented lineup and then face a guy like Ricky Nolasco, a mediocre pitcher, and suddenly, they can't score off him. I mean sure, they had 7 hits, but none really transpired.
The Yankees only scored 1 run off of Nolasco and the Twins pen. I was surprised by that. As John Sterling would say... "That's baseball Suzyn"... and it is...you never can predict it.
The Yankees sole run was scored when, in the 3rd, Jacoby Ellsbury doubled knocking in Brett Gardner. That's it ladies and gentlemen. The Yankees left 9 runners on base. Those runners are called "Ducks on the Pond" and it's been a problem for the Yanks for a while. We need to figure out a way with our lineup to keep the line moving and get those runners home.
Vidal Nuno, another rotation fill-in, went 6.2 innings giving up 7 hits and 4 runs. He also gave up 3 home runs which... is kind of not acceptable. Look, at the time he gave up 4 runs...that's not terrible, but the Yankees didn't help him out either. Plus, as a pitcher, giving up homers will definitely get in your head. But look, once again, the Yankees hitting and pitching are NOT on the same page... for a Yankee fan, it's slightly frustrating... isn't it?
Final: Twins 6 - Yankees 1
We need to win the next 2, no question about it.
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