Sunday, July 27, 2014
BULLPEN BATTLE ENDS IN A LOSS
Don't blame the Yankee pen for this one, even though they are responsible. I mean, do you realize just how good they've been all year? It's a tough one to swallow, but we need to just get over it. If the pen was consistently losing games after strong starts, I'd be pretty annoyed. But between Dellin Betances, Matt Thornton and David Robertson, they've been pretty damn incredible. Not today of course... but that's the game. That's why baseball is such an amazing sport... because, as John Sterling says... you never know what will happen next.
Shane Greene started today and did well. I like this kid. 5.1 innings pitched, allowed 8 hits and only 3 runs. Huff, Betances, Warren, and DRob followed. It was in the ninth that former Yankee Dioner Navarro knocked in the go ahead run... and just like that, the Yankees couldn't tie in up in their part of the inning.
The Yankee runs went like this:
In the 5th, both Chase Headley and Francisco Cervelli homered... 2 solo shots. In the 6th Brian McCann singled and knocked in Jacoby Ellsbury. Don't look now, but McCann is actually being productive as of late.
In the bottom of the 8th, Carlos Beltran singled knocking in 1. Those are the Yankees 4. Unfortunately... the Jays scored 5.... and that's the final.
Final: Blue Jays 5 - Yankees 4
You forget this game and come back fresh for the next one... it's all you can do.
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