This series was a snapshot of the Yankees’ season. They played well and they played ugly. There’s hardly any in between with this team.
What stood out for me was the second awful outing in a row for Tanaka. It’s worrisome. I’ve come to expect stellar performances from him and he’s certainly entitled to a couple of bad starts, but I can’t help wondering about that arm.
Pineda, on the other hand, rebounded nicely from getting battered his last time out. He was victimized by sloppy defense today and an opposing starting pitcher who stymied our offense, which had been so powerful just the day before.
Honestly, there were so many non-sports news stories breaking over the past week that I haven’t been all that focused on baseball or this series. Which is another way of saying I spent more time with CNN than I did with YES.