Monday, August 20, 2012
Bullpen Struggles in Yankee Loss
One bright spot in a terrible game for the Yankees was Derek Jeter, who collected four more hits to tie Eddie Murray on baseball's all-time hits list. He has been on fire and his season average now stands at .326. Casey McGehee pinch hit for Chavez in the sixth and singled in the go-ahead run which momentarily gave back the Yankees their lead.
This loss stings for the Yankees even more because the Rays won tonight and now trail the Yankees by only four games in the division. The Rays just won't stop winning and are becoming a thorn in the side of the Yankees. Tomorrow night, Ivan Nova will have to give the Yankees a good and long performance after the disaster their bullpen faced tonight. Francisco Liriano will make his first start against the Yankees since being traded from the Twins before the deadline.