Five errors in the first inning? Not good, Seattle, but I’m not complaining. The Yankees can and should take advantage of all the help they can get right now. They made a couple of errors too, but they weren’t as costly.
Anyway, the Yankees – funny uniforms and nicknames and all – took the series off Seattle with a Janer today and a very good game yesterday. Sadly, another epic fail by Chapman on Friday night blew the opener. Sonny Gray, Tanaka and CC gave us terrific starts, and Ellsbury (aka “Chief”) was on fire. Also of note: Greg Bird made his long-awaited return, only to discover he’s being unofficially platooned. It was nice to have Starlin Castro back too.
The Yanks really need to focus for a tough week ahead: first the Indians, then the Red Sox again – all while Sanchez and Romine await appeals on their suspensions for the brawl(s) with the Tigers. I’d hate to lose Sanchez, even for a game, but the series against the Indians and Sox are must-wins either way.