Thanks to an eighth inning implosion by the Blue Jays bullpen, the Yankees won their first game of the season last night. Of course, that implosion doesn't necessarily mean that Toronto's bullpen is doomed. It has only been two games, a very small sample size.
The opposite can be said about the Yankees bullpen. They have performed well, but that doesn't mean they will be the best bullpen in baseball.
What it does mean is that things look promising. In eight innings, the Yankee bullpen has given up 1ER, 5BB and has struck out seven. Chris Martin has been the star so far, striking out three in two hitless innings.
We saw the tandem of Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller for the first time last night. While Betances struggled, throwing 32 pitches and giving up an unearned run, Miller was lights out, earning the second save of his career.
With the Yankee offense continuing to struggle it is imperative that the bullpen puts up good numbers in 2015. So far, they have done just that.