Saturday, June 29, 2013
A Frustrating Yankees Loss
Robinson Cano had three hits tonight against Orioles pitching including a first inning RBI single to put the Yankees on the board. Cano's success is vital to the team's overall success because Cano is the type of player that cam put the Yankees on his back for a few weeks during a hot streak. Robinson has the ability to be a better hitter than Miguel Cabrera but in order to be considered the best you have to play like you are the best. Cano swings at pitches out of the zone too much, which contributes to his slumps. I don't think Miguel Cabrera has even heard of such a word, and definitely not in the last two years.
The Yankees have lost their last three games and six of their last ten. If they want to stay in the race, they need to play like the Orioles played them tonight. Tomorrow evening, David Phelps will try to pitch the Yankees out of a losing streak. Zach Britton will make the start for the birds as the Yankees are happy to see the lefty. In a handful of starts against the Yankees, Britton has gotten hammered by the Bombers. This is a much different team though so the Britton may be happier to see the Yankees this time around.