Saturday, May 19, 2012
Pettitte Dominates in Win
What worries me is the Yankees continuous inability to hit with runners in scoring position. Tonight against Bronson Arroyo, the Yankees offense went 0-7 with RISP. The big blows of the game that sealed the deal came via home runs by Cano and Ibanez. The offense got it going in the eighth inning, but the team as a whole is still horrific with runners on. The bases were loaded with Yankees in the sixth inning and they didn't even manage to get a run across against an average pitcher. Teixeira getting the day off should help him gather his thoughts. He has been atrocious this year offensively and needed a day off.
Tomorrow afternoon, Ivan Nova hopes to improve on his last performance in Baltimore when he takes on Homer Bailey who is 1-4 on the season.