Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Yanks Blanked in Game 2

The Yankees put a truly pathetic offensive effort on display tonight against Chris Capuano and the Dodgers bullpen. The Yankees managed only three hits in nine innings! That is something that would make even the Mets cringe. There is no other way of putting it other than by saying the Yankees offense is pathetic when Cano isn't hitting. After tonight's game Robinson's batting average dipped below the .280 mark which is unspeakable territory for Cano. The Yankees better think long and hard before giving Cano more than five years on his new contract, assuming a deal gets done. The Yankees faced Capuano who isn't exactly Mr. Cy Young and made him look as such while attempting to get anything going against him.

Phil Hughes pitched like trash tonight, allowing five runs in six innings of work. Hughes needs to get out of the AL East and pitch for a team that plays in a bigger ballpark despite not giving up any home runs tonight. Hughes was still largely ineffective tonight by giving up FIVE runs to a Dodgers team that is ravaged by injuries. The Yankees were lucky to have the Dodgers reliever, Belisario, commit the crucial error in game one or else the Yankees would have possibly gotten swept. Thank god for sloppy defense. 

The Yankees will welcome in the Rays tomorrow night for a four game set into the weekend leading up to Old Timers Day on Sunday afternoon. Tomorrow evening, Matt Moore will face off against Andy Pettitte who is looking for career win #251.

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