Until a week ago, rookie Chase Whitley was doing a wonderful job filling in for the New York Yankees. Two starts later, he’s beginning to look overmatched.
Matched up against the Blue Jays for the second time in a week, Chase Whitley had the worst start of his short career.
Adam Lind hit a three-run home run in his return to the starting lineup, rookie Marcus Stroman won for the first time in three starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat New York 8-3 on Monday night, handing the Yankees their third straight loss.
Chase Whitley pitched seven innings for his first career win, Brian McCann drove in three runs with a timely double and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Friday night.
The Yankees have navigated the last few weeks without three starting pitchers. And while their replacements have done an admirable job all things considered, the Bombers desperately need some stability. Michael Pineda could add that.
Brendan Ryan scored on a wild pitch before John Ryan Murphy capped a two-run 13th inning with an RBI single, and the New York Yankees beat the Cubs 4-2 Wednesday.
When David Wright signed his big contract to stay with the Mets, he cited the exciting young pitchers in the minor leagues as one of the main reasons. He got a pretty good glimpse against the Yankees.