Bats fall silent as Rangers blank Yanks 2-0
Hiroki Kuroda went on the mound and gave the Yankees 6.2 strong innings of 2 run ball, but unfortunately Yu Darvish was better. Darvish blanked the Yanks 2-0 as the Yankees dropped the second game of the three game set.
ANYTHING YU CAN DO, YANKS CAN’T DO BETTER: Hiroki Kuroda had a good outing and did exactly what the Yankees wanted, but in the end Yu Darvish was what would decide the game. Darvish struck out 10 Yankees on a night where runs were a premium. Well the only thing we can really take away from the game was that Kuroda gave a good outing but Yanks couldn’t cash in. Hmm…this sounds oddly familiar to A.J Burnett last year where he would pitch well but Yanks couldn’t cash in. Oh well.
JETER HITS 14 IN A ROW: Derek Jeter extended his hit streak to 14 games tonight, giving Jeter one of his best April’s of his career. Jeter is batting .416 in the month of April and is giving pitchers a hard time in getting him out. Hey Jeet, can you keep this up for like…the whole year? We like it.
IBANEZ ENDS THE GAME…DP STYLE: Raul Ibanez had a chance to continue the inning…but of course he made things easier for Joe Nathan and the Texas Rangers. Nathan threw one pitch, and that was all that was needed to end the game as Ibanez bounced into a DP. That may be how they end games in Philly, but we don’t end games like that in New York, Raul.
PINEDA GETS SECOND OPINION: Michael Pineda will get a second opinion on his shoulder after getting an MRI today. Pineda’s agent spoke with reporters and said that the reason that they are getting a second opinion is not because of the MRI results. Pineda will meet with the New York Mets team doctor and get further evaluated before the press gets the prognosis & diagnosis.
WHAT’S NEXT: The final ball game in the Ballpark in Arlington comes near and Phil Hughes will get the mound. Hughesy needs to give the Yankees some depth (and not give Texas a lot of runs). First pitch is at 8:05pm.
Posted on April 25, 2012, in Game Reviews and tagged Derek Jeter, hiroki kuroda, Michael Pineda, New York Yankees, Phil hughes, Raul Ibanez, Texas Rangers, Yu Darvish. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.