Bats are quiet as Yankees drop 3rd straight with 4-1 loss to Blue Jays
The issue tonight for the Yankees wasn’t Phil Hughes. As a matter of fact, Phil Hughes pitched very well for the Yankees giving up 2 runs in 5.1 IP. The problem was the Yankees weren’t able to get any run support for Hughes which led to the Yankees dropping their third straight game 4-1.
The only run the Yankees received was on a double by Robinson Cano that plated Curtis Granderson in the first inning. Afterwards, the Yankees were unable to hit with runners in scoring position. Key players that the Yankees have continue to struggle such as Russell Martin and Mark Teixeira. Teixeira is still battling a cough that he’s had since the season began and Russell Martin is hitting well below .200.
It comes time where it’s time to think of the Yankees should make a change to the lineup, but knowing Girardi he possibly won’t. One thing that was good news was Ivan Nova. Nova threw a bullpen session, got on the mound, threw some pitched and covered first in an attempt to test his ankle. He doesn’t feel the ankle as much as he did when he twisted it in his last outing in Baltimore, but the Yankees will see how he is when it’s time for his start on Saturday.
WHAT’S NEXT: The Yankees are heading home after an abysmal 1-3 road trip. They will greet the Reds who are in town for inter-league play for the weekend. Andy Pettitte will take the mound on Friday night, Ivan Nova is scheduled to start on Saturday however he could still be moved before the game and CC Sabathia will pitch on Sunday.