Friday, September 5, 2014

Kelley Shrugs Off Bullpen's Recent Success: "That's What We're Supposed to Do"

Over the course of this overall-dissapointing season, it's been obvious to us all that the Yankees' bullpen has been their biggest strength.

From the recurring dominance of David Robertson and Dellin Betances to the numerous contributions of Adam Warren and David Huff, the Yanks' relievers have definitely helped win a lot of games this season, a trend that only continued yesterday with 4 2/3 shutout innings of the Red Sox. 

Nonetheless, RHP Shawn Kelley, another guy who's been great this year, isn't that excited about his group's recent successes, surprisingly telling the New York Post so after yesterday's win.

“That’s what we’re asked to do,” Kelley said following his scoreless four-out performance. “Whether it’s an inning or two or four or five, you just try to keep them down and then the hitters came through in the ninth.” 

Yes, that is in fact true, as no hurler wants to struggle. Still, it'd be weird of the offense to not at least acknowledge what the 'pen accomplished in the contest, something DH Carlos Beltran fortunately did later.

“Those guys were unbelievable,” Beltran said. “Everyone who came in did the job, and that’s the way it’s been pretty much all year.” 

If only the bats would play the same way...

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