Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Yankees at Blue Jays-Yanks try to Rebound from a bad loss

The New York Yankees suffered a bad loss last night to the Jays.  They lost 6-5 in 10 innings but it was something that usually doesn't happen, the greatest of all-time Mariano Rivera blew a save and not just a save but a two run save.  The Yankees had a 5-3 lead in the ninth inning and he gave up four runs, a walk, a wild pitch and it just didn't look like Mo out there.  He did get a double play to keep the game tied and put it in extra innings but that just prolonged the agony.  Rivera didn't walk a batter all year to last night and those were the first runs he gave up so yes he is human. 

The Yankees tonight will send Bartolo Colon to the mound for his first start of the season.  He has been pitching in back of Phil Hughes all year and now will pitch in place of him.  Colon has pitched well but who knows what you will get out of him in his first start and how long he can go, I would say five or six innings and probably no more then 80-85 pitches.  Brett Cecil who grew up a Yankees fan will pitch for the Blue Jays. 

Yankees Lineup:Derek Jeter, Nick Swisher, Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano, Andruw Jones, Jorge Posada, Russell Martin, Curtis Granderson. 

Alex Rodriguez returns to the lineup tonight after missing a couple of games.  Eric Chavez filled in well for him but you can't make up for the absence of Rodriguez.  The Yankees are still hitting homeruns at a rate of two per game.  They have hit 29 for the season and lead all of baseball. 

The game will be at 7:07PM and it is on the YES Network.  The Yankees will be off tomorrow and play a three game holiday weekend series in Baltimore.  The Yankees still remain the only over 500 team in the division.  The Tampa Bay Rays who started off really badly are 8-9 and the Orioles are also 8-9.  The Red Sox are 5-11 and playing right now in Oakland.  Enjoy the game everyone and I will have the recap and some notes after the game.

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