Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Nova gets Touched Up as Yankees get Blown Out
The offense was never really in the game because of the poor pitching by the Yankees. After Nova left the game, the Yankees were able to come close but Vidal Nuno took one for the team and threw 67 pitches, allowing another seven runs to the Orioles as the game became a laugher and Girardi took the last two innings as an opportunity to rest his starting guys and put backups at several positions. A bright spot today for the Yankee offense was them finally hitting the long ball. Alfonso Soriano and Kelly Johnson both homered today to join Gardner as the only three Yankees who have hit home runs this season.
Tomorrow night will be Masahiro Tanaka's first start at Yankee Stadium. The start will be a good litmus test for the Japanese righty as he faces an explosive Baltimore lineup as he tries to get the Yankees a series win and his second win of the season against no losses. After tomorrow night the Yankees will welcome in the Red Sox for a wrap-around series beginning on Thursday.