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Monday, April 14, 2014

Yankees injuries catching up

                                            New York Yankees win 3 out of 4 but LOSE
                                                  By, Nick Morgasen

The New York Yankees managed to beat Red Sox in an impressive 3 out of 4 games. For the most part the pitching in this series was pretty good. Ivan Nova pitched a great game going 7 1/3 innings giving up only 2 runs which was better then his first two starts. The bullpen was great the rest of the game. You had Hiroki Kuroda pitched not great, but still effective. McCann saved the game by hitting his first two home runs of the season. I don't understand why people panicked because it was only a matter of time before he was going to get hot with the bat. The one game that the Yankees lost in their series with the Red Sox was the game pitched by C.C. Sabathia and everybody is trying to write him off. I'M SICK OF HEARING THIS!!!!!!!!! Give the guy a chance he is readjusting to weight loss and knee surgery in the off season. I know he is only throwing 89-90 mph, but stop getting on the guy it has only been 3 starts. If your writing somebody off this early in the season you should just write the whole team off for the rest of the season. If your doing this you are looking at the glass half empty. C.C. made one mistake giving up a home run to Gomes in the 6th, but otherwise he pitched very well. The skeptics need to take a chill pill and give him a chance and if he is pitching bad after 10 starts then we can have a different discussion. The last starter to look at in this series was Michael Pineda who came off a lost season from multiple injuries. He has looked impressive so far as all his pitches are working and he is getting strikeouts and ground balls. He is going to be a huge factor in this Yankees rotation, but the key factor is going to be his health. If he can stay healthy then they have a potential 3rd starter in the 5th spot. So there were some other issues that happened in this series that caused a lot of shocked eyes. We saw instant replay used twice in this series. We saw Joe Girardi challenge a call on a ground ball hit by Fransisco Cervelli with runners on first and third and one out. First base umpire Bob Davidson called Cervelli out and as he went past first base he injured his hamstring. They went to replay and they ruled he was safe because the ball wasn't all the way in the glove and it looked like it was the right call, but it was very close. John Farrell came out and argued the call, but what is ironic is that he got into an argument with Davidson right after the instant replay was reviewed. It made Farrell look like a jerk, but I understand why he was upset because he had a call go against him earlier in the series where the replay people got it wrong and MLB admitted they were wrong. MLB needs to fine tune their replay system so they don't have this mess anymore. Back to the Yankees, so they lost Cervelli to a grade two hamstring, Derek Jeter had sour quads so he couldn't go and Brian Roberts is out due to a soar back so they have a lot of injuries now. The injuries got so bad that Carlos Beltran had to play FIRST BASE!!!!!!! Thank GOD he didn't get hurt playing out of position. Since no one is running away with division hopefully we can work on just getting healthy and getting the team back to full strength. We got good news that David Robertson their closer and Mark Teixeria (the new Mark Prior) will be back by the time their 15 day stint on the DL ends. The Yankees have better pitching and offense and the strength of the team the bullpen is weaker then the past two years as long as we stay consistent and not overwork people we should be fine. Also, I'm going to put good money on this year saying the Red Sox won't repeat because the odds of winning back to back world series' is very small.  

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