Sunday, April 1, 2018


Source: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images North America

The start of the 2018 season has been an incredible one for the Yankees.  They are dynamic to watch and whenever anyone in the lineup is up to bat, there's a strong possibility that there will be a hit or more.

The atmosphere is already electric and there's more to come, even without the salt and pepper cheer that former Yankee Todd Frazier created for his new team the Mets. Can you tell I am jealous?

Source: Corey Sipkin

However despite the positivity surrounding the Yankee team, with three eggs in our basket we dropped one Saturday to the Blue Jays, 5-3 and we lost two players to game play injuries along the way.

Source: AP

"Their already depleted outfield took another shot on Saturday, when Billy McKinney — playing in just his second game in the majors — was forced to leave after crashing into the left field wall trying to make a catch against the Blue Jays in the bottom of the first," reported the NY Post.  Then, in his first appearance of 2018, pitcher Adam Warren "was pulled after being drilled in the lower right leg on a comebacker by Aledymas Diaz."  Oh yea, and did I mention we lost?  So with three eggs in the basket, we broke some.


According to ESPN, "the Yankees have shown they will be okay on those nights when Stanton and Judge just don't have it. "That's the whole key," Judge said. "Whenever somebody doesn't step up and doesn't do their job, you've got 24 guys behind him to pick him up."  Tyler Austin stepped in big time and gave the team "some thump" according to with two home runs.  But those weren't enough to carry the team to victory mostly because of the "Dellin Betances factor."

Source: Corey Sipkin

"An eighth-inning home run off Dellin Betances, who's clearly not over the control woes that made him an unusable four-time All-Star in the playoffs last year, put Toronto ahead for good," reported  On top of that was his 40 pitches and wild throwing.  Clearly Betances was "entitled" to that bump up in pay he requested last year.

Source: AP / Fred Thornhill

It is not all doom and gloom and as my first few comments at the top of this post suggest, the Yankees are on fire despite some cool downs like this one along the way.  We broke some eggs in time for Easter Sunday, but hopefully we will pick up some fresh ones today leading to the Yankee home opener on Monday.

--Suzie Pinstripe
BYB Managing Editor
Twitter: @Suzieprof

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