Friday, April 18, 2014

Yankees bullpen finally folds in 11-5 loss to Rays

Hiroki Kuroda threw 5.2 innings of 3-run ball and the bullpen ruined that solid outing by giving up 8 more trips around the bases tonight as the Yankees had their 5-game win streak snapped by the Rays, 11-5. In this one, pretty much every Yankee reliever who pitched struggled, as David Phelps and Matt Thornton (his first with the team) each gave up a run and Adam Warren and Cesar Cabral followed them with 6 more. 

Anyway, the Yanks offense scored 4 runs in this evening's second inning thanks to a 3-run Double from Scott Sizemore and a Fielder's Choice from Brett Gardner, but after that they simply fell apart, collecting just 1 run (Soriano - RBI Single) on 3 hits in their last 7 at-bats. They still should've had enough offense to win the game, but, you know, that ended up not happening. 

Besides those guys, Pinstripes CF Jacoby Ellsbury also played alright in this loss, going 2-for-5 with a couple of singles. Those hits didn't end up affecting this one's outcome, but still, they happened. I guess that's something to know.


  1. It's going to happen a time or two during the course of a season.

    1. Yea, that's the way I'm looking at this too. For every game this bullpen's gonna blow 10 more will be saved

  2. Exactly. This bullpen has been lights out all year, not even worried about one stinker.


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