Friday, April 15, 2016
WELL, THAT WAS ANNOYING
Last night's game aggravated the crap out of me. I mean, the reality was Nathan Eovaldi actually pitched really well, even getting into the 7th, but he made a few minor mistakes that cost us the game. And when you make a mistake off of Josh Donaldson, you will get murdered. There's a reason why my oldest son idolizes Donaldson... he's freaking awesome.
But there was more to it. The Yankees only had 3 hits all night. Technically 2 because that Blue Jays bobble was not a hit, but for some reason they gave it to Brian McCann. Whatever the case, Blue Jays pitching, namely Marcus Stroman was outstanding.
Eovaldi went 6.2 innings, gave up 7 hits and 4 runs. Barbato relieved him and in 1.1 he only gave up just a hit. I am liking Johnny Barbato, but I can already tell that much like Chasen Shreve last season, Joe Girardi will over use Barbato until the dude gets wiped out. It's just the way it goes when it comes to Joe and his pitching toys.
Bottom line, the Yankee hitting could not crack the Stroman pitching code. In the fourth, Beltran grounded out and in the process, Alex Rodriguez scored. Shortly after, there was a wild pitch with Starlin Castro up and Tex scored. Our lead off men, Ellsbury and Gardner... 0-8. In comparison, Pillar and Donaldson in their respective 1 and 2 positions in the line up were 4 for 8. That's significant.
Yankee offense was lame. Bottom line.
Final: Blue Jays 4 - Yankees 2
Tonight we face Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners at the stadium. Can we please have a nice weekend and get a sweep against those M's? I was not impressed with the Yankee series against the Jays. Geez.