Sunday, May 20, 2012

CC Fails in Final Game against Reds

CC was rolling until the seventh inning where everything unraveled. He allowed two solo home runs and capped it off with a based loaded walk to give the Reds the lead. The game was close until the ninth inning where Jeter made a fatal error, booting a ball hit by Jay Bruce. Eventually, the Yankees would go on to lose 5-2 and end the series with only one win. Andy Pettitte's pitching performance is the only thing that stands out in this series as a positive.

The Yankees struggles with runners in scoring position continued today. They constantly got the leadoff runner of only to strand all of them or ground into double plays. It seemed like every rally was killed by a double play. Ibanez gave the Yankees a temporary lead in the sixth by supplying a 2-run home run only to be erased in the seventh.

If the Yankees can't beat the sub-par Reds at home, you wonder if they can compete at all with the team they have. There is no energy surrounding the Bombers like there was in the past. Hopefully, Kuroda can get his act together tomorrow against the Royals, who counter with Felipe Paulino. Kuroda did not do well when he pitched in Kansas City two weeks ago, but based on his stinker in Toronto he can't possibly do any worse.

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