Monday, April 16, 2012

Yankees fall to Pavano, Twins

In the first inning, Jeter led the game off with a home run. It wasn't long until Granderson followed up with one of his own and everyone thought the Yankees would romp the Twins. After the first inning, Carl Pavano didn't allow another run through his remaining six innings and the Yankees did not do a good job of swinging the bats in counts that were in their favor.

Freddy Garcia also allowed runs in the first inning to the Twins, and settled down for a couple of innings before allowing a few more in his 5.2 inning performance tonight. Garcia kept the Yankees in the game, but Mauer and Morneau were too much for them to handle tonight. Cory Wade and Boone Logan pitched in relief of Garcia, with Wade giving up another two runs in 1.2 innings of work.

The Yankees have a lot to look forward to tomorrow as C.C. takes the mound opposite lefty Francisco Liriano. The Yankee southpaw looks to rebound from two rough starts to turn in his first quality start of the year. The Yankees core relievers will be well rested, but you hope that you don't have to use two of them. You want length from Sabathia. In order to do that, he needs to avoid a lengthy inning which was his downfall in his first two starts in Tampa then in Baltimore.

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