LADY AT THE BAT: Yankees Salvage vs D-Backs, Still Need To Salvage Season

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Yankees Salvage vs D-Backs, Still Need To Salvage Season

First Brian Cashman puts on a public display of disappointment in his Yankees team, even going so far as to name names, including Mark Teixeira's. Then, the Yankees avoid a sweep at the hands of the Diamondbacks, beating Arizona 4-2.

Coincidence? I think so.

After all, Teixeira went 0-5 with three strikeouts. He did own up to Cashman's comments before the game, however, admitting he's been "terrible the last month." Nevertheless, the Yankees won anyway, thanks to contributions from Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner, a solid pitching performance by starter Nathan Eovaldi, and No-Run-DMC's fourth appearance of the year.

With the win the Yankees improve to 17-22, which is still worse than the record they had at the end of the home stand when they were just four games under .500. The only way for the road trip to be successful at this point would be to take three out of four in the Oakland series, which begins tonight. Considering how the Yankees were swept by the A's at the Stadium, this seems to be a tall order.  But it's one they have to fulfill if they plan on doing anything close to contending for a playoff spot this season.

Nice win in the desert last night. Time to make it a nice series in the Bay Area this weekend.

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