LADY AT THE BAT: Yankees' Bullpen Fails To Preserve Severino Gem

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Yankees' Bullpen Fails To Preserve Severino Gem

Adam Warren: still on the DL.

Chad Green: wasn't available.

Aroldis Chapman: wasn't available.

Dellin Betances: had already pitched two days in a row.

This was the state of the bullpen last night when Girardi turned to it, hoping to preserve a 3-1 lead in the eighth inning. If you saw the game, you know what happened. It was probably the ugliest loss of the year so far. It's fine to be hurt, frustrated and angry. 

But not at Joe Girardi. If you have to ask why, you skipped the list at the beginning of this post.

That's all I'm going to say about Joe Girardi.

This loss is on Dellin Betances.

The highlight of the game was, of course, Luis Severino. Twelve strikeouts. Twelve! If this guy can find his consistency again, there's no telling how much he could help this team.

A minor highlight: Tyler Clippard. It felt like World War III when he was out there, but he got through the inning with a lead intact.

Aaron Judge continues to be other-worldly. If the League hasn't caught up with him at this point, I don't think they're going to. Hopefully, Gary Sanchez will continue to bat behind him, cementing that powerful punch in the three and four spots in the order. It looks like he will, as the mystery of the Matt Holliday illness continues. Let's all keep our fingers crossed about that. 

Jacoby Ellsbury's little brother finally made his MLB debut last night. Ha ha. You have to admit Tyler Wade does look that way. Kudos to him for accepting that super utility role. It got him to the Major Leagues at the age of 22. Congratulations, Tyler.

Tanaka time tonight. Can he build on what he did in his last start? We'll see.

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