The New York Yankees (25-16) hit a little bit of a rough patch to start the homestand as they lost two out of three to the Seattle Mariners. Despite stealing the first game from Felix Hernandez, the Mariners were still able to hit the long ball with outfielders Michael Morse and Raul Ibanez hitting four combined home runs in the series. Seattle also put up a 7-run first inning on Phil Hughes, who didn’t even finish the first inning on Wednesday.
Also, the Bronx Bombers had some injury concerns occur during this series as they await test results on pitcher Andy Pettitte (tightness in his back) and catcher Chris Stewart (groin injury). Plus, Travis Hafner is still out of the lineup. However, the positive of the Mariners’ series is the debut of third baseman David Adams and the return of outfielder Curtis Granderson. Adams had a RBI double and Granderson had three hits in the loss on Thursday. Now, the Yankees will finish up the homestand with a familiar team that they have already seen seven times this season.
On this episode of the Yanks Go Yard Series Preview Show presented by BaldVinny.com, I spoke with Travis Bateman from JaysJournal.com about this weekend’s series with the Blue Jays. We discuss the potential of Reyes’ early comeback, Toronto’s recent hot streak, and where the team will be when the Yankees face them again in late August. Also, we talk about the pitching matchups and the Blue Jays’ recent injuries. Plus, I recap the Mariners’ series and talk about my reaction to the Yankees losing 2 of 3 to start the homestand.