Saturday, May 12th. Win (18-14)
Hughes has best game of season. However it was the Mariners. Hughes had managed to make it into the 7th against the Royals before that so he should be riding high. His next start will be in Toronto. Big test if you ask me.
Yanks get to King Felix. Ibanez goes deep. He’s looked good at the plate as of late.
Thursday, May 10. W (16-14)
Sabathia shows Ace stuff against Price and Rays.
The Yankees are doing their usual thing. They are not perfect but who is? Some guys have gotten off to slow starts, but who hasn’t before. We’ve had a few blows, most notably Michael Pineda and Mariano Rivera so the pitching depth that the Yankees seemed to build over the winter is being tested early.
The offense has been inconsistent. You can’t accept being shutdown by Kevin Milwood either as a player, manager, owner or fan. Not on a special day at the stadium no less. Well, they beat King Felix the other night so everything evens out I suppose.
The injury bug has bitten a little with only Brett Gardner missing substantial time so far. The lineup will miss the elements of the game that Gardner brings, as only he brings. Their is no other player like him on the team. Eduardo Nunez was the closest thing in terms of speed and potential spark but he was rightfully sent down to work on his defense.
The jury is still out on Eduardo. I like him and would give him a shot to win a starting job in the next few years. He’s got the speed, and he’s got pop, I’ve always liked the way the ball jumped off his bat. Perhaps the outfield would suit him better.
Game 35: Nova vs. Hammel
In Baltimore to play the Orioles for the third time this year. There’s reason to feel confidant going up against the O’s, the Yanks have Owned them in recent years. Yankee fans should also feel confidant with Nova.