Sunday, April 27, 2008

Pregame Notes 27 April 2008

The Yankees will try to stop the bleeding tonight and put an end to their three game losing streak, as Chien Ming Wang takes the mound against reigning Cy Young winner C.C. Sabathia.

The last time these two pitchers met--last October--the result wasn't pretty. Cleveland's hitters killed the Yankees with two-out hits, and while Sabathia's pitching was far from Cy Young caliber, the Yankee hitters were never able to get the one big hit.

The inability to get the big hit has carried over with the Yankees, and, if you saw yesterday's game, you know just how frustrating it can be for the Yankees, and their fans.

With a bullpen as depleted as the Yankees' is, the offense will have to come around in a big way if the Yankees are going to salvage a +.500 record for the month. They have never lost more than 14 games in April (last year they were 9-14), but then again, they don't play 29 games in April very often, so the statistic might be a little skewed.

1 comment:

  1. I just know the Yankee offense will come around. And when it does the Yankees acna play from ahead. That will relieve a lot of pressure on the pitchers to be perfect!