Yanks Show Weaknesses in Win

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Yankees won today thanks to the bat of Nick Johnson, and if it weren't for him, they would have lost the game thanks to the incapable arms in the bullpen. Both Joba and Mo were unavailable to pitch today and Girardi had to use four guys to get the last five outs. It's days like todya when you appreciate how good and great Mo has been for over a long period of time. Now, I didn't catch the end of the game because of finals, and I'm glad I didn't, but it sounded ugly.

Over to Andy Pettitte. Pettitte left the game after five innings and went to NY Presbyterian Hospital to get an MRI on his left elbow, which he has had problems with before. The results came back and revealed he has a mild inflammation of the left elbow and will be treated day-to-day. The Yankees are really starting to show their age with Pettitte, Posada, and Rivera all nicked up, rumors of A-Rod with an achy Knee, and Granderson (albeit he is young, 29) on the DL.

The Yankees were blessed with limited injuries last season, and I think that played a huge factor into winning the World Series. It's only May, so the Yankees must be careful with how they handle these injuries, because if they are not, it may come back to haunt them in the long run.

Also, if Pettitte does have to miss some time, it would be the perfect time for Mr. Javier Vazquez to step up his game and redeem his reputation.

So although today was a victory in the standings, the shaky bullpen (outside Mo and Joba) and injuries are the main headlines that will be all over New York as they enter a 3-game set against the Red Sox on Friday.


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