Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Team Loss

The balls were flying out of Yankee Stadium today. Nine home runs were hit in today's game. Phil Hughes surrendered four long balls, as did opposing starter Tommy Hanson. The Yankee home runs were all solo shots. The one run they scored conventionally was on an RBI single by Granderson in the seventh inning. Following that at bat, Alex Rodriguez bounced into an inning ending double play with runners on first and third. Say what you want, but Alex Rodriguez has been terrible in key moments for the most part. He hurts the Yankee offense at times and his bat speed looks slower this year than it ever has.

Phil Hughes was terrible today. He went only 4.1 innings and allowed four home runs and six runs overall. His fastball was straight today. Combined with the humidity at the Stadium, that equaled trouble for Hughes from the first inning where he gave up three runs before his offense had a chance to swing the bats. After looking so good in their previous ten games, the Yankees have reverted to their old ways. The starting pitching in these two losses has been mediocre and the run scoring has been even worse. To make it even worse, Jason Heyward killed the Yankees in their two losses. This is a guy who was terrible before the series. There couldn't be a better time for an off day before meeting up with the red hot Mets in Citi Field on Friday for a three game set.

No comments:

Post a Comment