Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Yankees shut down in Motown

The Yankees were shutout in Detroit tonight by the score of 4-0.  Freddy Garcia pitched well into the eighth inning but the offense just couldn't get anything going off of Max Scherzer.  He looked very impressive, he is 5-0 on the season and is a young right hander.  The Yankees offense has not been very good lately and on this early season they have been a homerun or nothing kind of team.  If you look at the averages on the team they are pretty bad.  Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano are their two best pitchers and they have both come way down due to slumps.  Derek Jeter has been a groundball hitting machine this year and he left this game early with a hip injury.  I would expect to see Nunez at short tomorrow which may not be the worst thing for a couple of days. 

The Yankees pitching wasn't bad at all.  Garcia gave the Yankees what they could expect, seven innings, four runs, he struck out eight and only walked a couple.  Buddy Carlyle pitched a scoreless inning.  Garcia on most night would win with the Yankees offense scoring runs, they average over five per game.  The Yankees have now lost two in a row and will try and split the four game series tomorrow afternoon. 

A.J. Burnett will pitch against Rick Porcello tomorrow before the Yankees head to Texas to take on the Rangers in a three game weekend series.  The Yankees have shown that they are a fastball hitting team and lately the opposing pitchers have given them a healthy dose of breaking balls and they haven't been able to adjust to that yet. 

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