Sunday, April 21, 2013

Yankees Fail to Sweep

In a sloppy game all around, the Yankees fail to sweep the series against the Toronto Blue Jays, however still win two out of three games. In this game Ivan Nova was yet again, ineffective and the bullpen was unable to do the job, which has been a common occurrence lately. Boone Logan has been as unreliable as possible in this short span of a season. Whenever he is called on, Logan is unable to get the key lefty out essentially three out of five times. The only sure thing this season has been Mariano Rivera. I cannot trust this pitching staff other than when Sabathia, Pettitte or Mariano are pitching, and those players happen to be among the oldest playing baseball.
The offense was able to put men on base today but other than achieving a couple of bases loaded walks put up goose eggs. Nunez has looked awful in this series at the plate, and in the field and taking over for the injured Jeter has looked like a constant struggle for the twenty-six year old. He is hitting less than .200 and has committed two errors in the series. Ichiro still looks foolish at the plate, while Vernon Wells taunted his former team all weekend, at the plate and by making a sparkling defensive play in today's game to take away extra bases from Encarnacion.

It's important to point out the Yankees took the series and will try to stay hot this week at Tropicana Field against the Rays, where the Yankees have struggled in recent years. Tomorrow night, Matt Moore and CC Sabathia will square off in the first of three games in St. Petersburg.

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