Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Not Too Early

Is it too early to panic over the Yankees' annual slow start? No. It's years too late to begin panicking over those.

Is it too early to stop raving over Brian Cashman's acquisition of Jameson Taillon? No. Last night, at TD Ballpark in Dunedin, Florida, he didn't get out of the 4th inning, and put the Yankees in a 5-0 hole.

The night before, a 1-0 hole was not too much to overcome. Last night, as it would be on most nights, 5-0 is to big a hole.

Aaron Hicks got 3 hits, and DJ LeMahieu 2, but there were no RBIs between them. Giancarlo Stanton had a 2-RBI single in the 8th, but it was much too little, much too late.

Blue Jays 7, Yankees 3. WP: Hyun Jin Ryu (1-0). No save. LP: Taillon (0-1).

The series concludes this afternoon. Corey Kluber pitches against T.J. Zeuch. Then the Yankees come home to play the Tampa Bay Rays.

Hey, don't look now, but under formerly Astro-cheating-scandal-suspended, now-restored, manager Alex Cora, the Boston Red Sox, who had lost their 1st 3 games of the season, have now won 7 in a row, and are now in 1st place in the American League Eastern Division. The rest of the Division -- the Yankees, the Jays, the Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays -- are all 5-6, 2 1/2 games behind them.

I guess the Red Sox found a new way to cheat. Or an old one, and a better way to cover it up.

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