Javier Gets An A, But Everyone Else Flunks

May 12, 2010 – 5:13 pm

Detroit 2, NYY 0. This one figured to be an interesting pitching match up, what with both starters having pretty decent career ERAs in the low four’s but both struggling mightily so far this year. The good news is that Javier Vazquez finally got his first quality start of the season, going a solid seven innings and giving up just 2 runs on 5 hits while walking 2 and striking out 7. But the bad news is that Rick Porcello was even better, also going seven innings but not allowing a single run. In the end the Yankees got shut out while getting only four hits — so I guess you pretty much have to tip your hat to the Tiger pitching and move on.

What little offense there was came from the bottom of the order, as is getting to be the norm with this team. Twice they put runners in scoring position, but unfortunately it was then left up to poor Ramiro Pena to deliver, and that just wasn’t going to happen in this game. The first four batters went 0-for-15, and it’s just plain hard to win when that happens.

So now it’s up to Phil Hughes to stop the longest losing streak of the season at three games. And at the same time, at least give the Yankees a chance of not losing just their second series of the year, as the best they can possibly do now is a split. Go Phil!

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