The New York Yankees wrapped up their six game AL East road trip and finished with a solid 4-2 record. However, the last three games left a lot to be desired for fans in terms of their performance against left handed pitching. David Price, Matt Moore, and Alex Cobb were able to dominate the Yankees’ offense that was without Kevin Youkilis due to a bad back. However, the Yankees were able to avoid the sweep at the Trop on Tuesday on Ichiro Suzuki‘s clutch two-run single against Fernando Rodney. All in all, the Yankees are 11-9 and get set to begin a ten game homestand tonight against the team that they just beat in Toronto last weekend.
The Toronto Blue Jays come into Yankee Stadium at 9-13 and losers of its last two series. However, on Wednesday afternoon, they were able to beat the Orioles in extra innings to avoid the sweep. Last weekend, the Blue Jays’ pitching was okay with the exception of Brandon Morrow. The problem was the defense for Toronto making mental mistakes such as the Ichiro bunt in the 11th inning Saturday or the error by Colby Rasmus last Friday that allowed two runs to score on a sacrifice fly. In this series, the Yankees will get to see R.A Dickey for the first time as an American League pitcher on Sunday. Finally, keep an eye on JP Arencibia who leads the American League with eight home runs!
On this episode of the Yanks Go Yard show presented by BaldVinny.com, I spoke with Kyle Franzoni from JaysJournal.com about Toronto’s recent struggles, a recap of last weekend’s series, the effectiveness of closer Casey Janssen, and the struggles down in AAA for former ace Ricky Romero.