Yanks bats fall silent as Orioles defeat Yankees 5-2
The Yankees bats looked a bit off all night long. Pop-ups were hit, liners right back to the pitcher and of course, the infamous double play ball. CC Sabathia wasn’t as sharp as he usually was in his past outing, giving up 4 runs to the Orioles. The only 2 Yankees runs that occurred were a 2 run HR from Curtis Granderson that only left the Yankees trailing by 2, until Freddy Garcia gave up a run on a pass ball which sealed the Yankees fate.
The big news of the day however was David Robertson. Robertson joins his friends Mo & Gardner on the disabled list with a right oblique strain. Robertson went to New York for the MRI before joining his teammates in Baltimore. Joe Girardi says that Robertson will not pick up a baseball for 7-10 days since they do not want to aggravate the injury. Here’s a little helpful hint Joe: let’s not rush him back. Yankees tried to rush back Brett Gardner but Gardner ended up staying on the DL longer.
The Yankees have a gigantic gap in their bullpen with Rafael Soriano taking over the 9th but no one in the 7th or 8th inning roles. If Ivan Nova (who is out with a sprained ankle) can’t make his start, there would be no telling who gets the ball. David Phelps might be needed in the bullpen due to Robertson’s injury.
WHAT’S NEXT: The Yankees pack up and head to Canada where they will play a 2 game set with the Toronto Blue Jays. Hiroki Kuroda should already be in Toronto since he was sent way ahead with the rest of the team. Kuroda will start tomorrow’s game.