The players representing the Yankees at the All-Star Game have no problem admitting they are like kids in a candy store.
Brett Lawrie hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning against All-Star reliever Dellin Betances, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson.
It was the first time Betances allowed multiple runs in an outing since April 29, 2014. He was charged with four in one inning after bringing a 0.26 ERA into the game.
New York’s dominant bullpen took a big hit when the team announced closer Andrew Miller has a left forearm strain and won’t throw for 10 days to two weeks.
The Yankees have used a brilliant bullpen to climb to the top of the AL East. Things didn’t work out so well for their relievers Monday night.
Brian McCann drove in Jacoby Ellsbury with the tie-breaking run in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees held on to beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on a chilly Thursday afternoon.
Girardi needed something to give his team a boost, and he got it with the Betances-to-Miller progression. Now he should go back to the book. The one that will tell him to let Betances do his job in the ninth.
The Bronx Bombers are about to bomb, for the third straight season. No tweet or Twitter troll can change that truth.
The bullpen is the Yankees’ biggest strength. It’s also the team’s biggest question mark — at least it is for me.
“I’ve talked to both guys,” Girardi said. “They’re concerned about winning more than titles, in a sense of ‘I’m this guy, I’m this guy.’ That’s the sense that I’ve got from them.”
Jeter left behind a team in transition, that failed to make the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time in a generation and is beset with an older core coming off injuries.
Dellin Betances has looked no where near the flamethrower who made the All-Star team as David Robertson’s setup man. And Andrew Miller has had just a so-so spring.
In 5 1/3 innings pitched this spring, the 2014 All-Star has allowed four earned runs on seven hits (6.75 ERA). He’s walked two, struck our four and blown a save.
Masahiro Tanaka allowed three runs and four hits while pitching into the fifth inning Wednesday for the New York Yankees in a 7-2 loss to the rival Mets.