Our bullpen looks solid!
CC Sabathia was not solid. His first two-innings saw 6 runs cross homeplate, dropping the Yankees into a deficit they would not overcome. Sabathia is trying to adjust to pitching with reduced velocity. From the 3rd inning to the 6th he did not allow any runs so it seems he made some necessary adjustments. Either that, or the Astro's remembered that they're the Astro's and stopped hitting.
A 6 run deficit is tough to overcome, but where were the Yankees bats? In a lineup that includes Ellsbury, McCann, Beltran, Soriano, and Teixeira, how did we only have 1 extra base hit? It's only the first game of the season, so I'm sure the Yankees will warm up, but that being said, that was not a fun game for the Yankees.
Respect Jeter's Gangster is for the Children
Every year the Respect Jeter's Gangster blog donates $2 for every homerun hit by the Yankees to the Children's Health Fund as part of their Yankees Homerun Club program. We encourage you to sign up and do the same! Whatever amount you can donate will go a long way.
We will track the homeruns hit by the Yankees in our game reviews. Yesterday, the Yankees hit none, so the the Children's Health Fund got nothing. You see Yankees? Doesn't feel so good does it?