LADY AT THE BAT: No-Run-DMC Gets Needed Night Off As Yankees Lose To Arizona

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

No-Run-DMC Gets Needed Night Off As Yankees Lose To Arizona

The big question going into last night's game against the Diamondbacks was whether or not No-Run-DMC (Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman) would be available after pitching in two straight games. It turned out to be a moot point, of course, as the Yankees were buried in the Arizona desert, by an embarrassing 12-2 margin.

Leave it to the Yankees to end another team's losing streak and to let a struggling pitcher in Robbie Ray go deep into a game for the first time all season. Arizona, who had struggled offensively going into last night, also found their bats against the Yankees, pounding out 15 hits during the game.

No-Run-DMC deserved a night off, but what if they had been rested and ready to go last night?  The loss would have been even tougher to swallow. Imagine if Chapman had been on the roster from Opening Day? How ridiculous that would have looked during the team's free-fall below .500!

With Zack Greinke going for Arizona tonight against Michael Pineda, it's easy to predict another free-fall in the making, even with Greinke off to a poor start. Would it be too much to ask of Pineda to pick tonight for his first decent start of the season? 

Hopefully the Yankees have definitely turned the corner, and last night was just a stumble on the new street they're on. If not, No-Run-DMC will have to dis-band, and Chapman (most likely) will end up being the lead "rapper" somewhere else.

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