When the Yankees decided to add Dellin Betances to their roster at the end of spring training, they knew they were going to get great things out of him. What they did not know was that he was going to be this dominant.
Betances has been everything and more that the Yankees could have asked for. He comes late into the games and just knows how to shut hitters down, particularly in strikeouts. Whenever he faces a hitter, everyone expects to see a strike out, and a lot of the time that is the case. He has been that good.
However, there will be games when a pitcher doesn’t have their best stuff, and Betances learned that in Tuesday’s game against the Mariners. He gave up a game-tying line drive single to Dustin Ackley in the 7th inning. Betances’ facial expression showed that he was extremely disappointed, but he is taking this as a learning experience.
“This is what makes you a better pitcher, games like these,” Betances said to MLB.com. “You never want to give up the lead, but games like these always help you the next time out.”