Shut Down By Yet Another No-Name Pitcher

July 27, 2010 – 10:38 pm

Cleveland 4, NYY 1. What is the deal with the Yankees never being able to hit no-name pitchers that they’ve never seen before? Josh Tomlin may end up being the second-coming of Cy Young for all I know — the Yankees certainly made him look like it in his first major league start as he held the mighty Yankee offense to just one run on three hits in seven innings. Through six he had faced the minimum number of hitters, and had not allowed a runner past first. Meanwhile CC Sabathia, one of the best pitchers in the game today, gave up four runs (albeit only two earned) on nine hits to the Cleveland Indians, the third weakest hitting team in the AL. Makes no sense at all.

The Yankee offense, which had been on such a tear after the ASG break, has now been MIA two games in a row. In the grand scheme of things, that’s certainly no big deal — but with A.J. Burnett on the mound tomorrow, and then Dustin Mosely making his first start on Thursday, something tells me we are going to need to score more than just a couple of runs in order to win this series.  Time for the offense to get back in gear. Box Score | FanGraphs Game Graph | PitchFX Game Tool

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