Nuno gives up three home runs as Yanks fall to Orioles 6-1

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Today wasn’t Vidal Nuno‘s worst start of the year, but the alarming fact he gave up 13 home runs at Yankee Stadium this season proves he’s the weakest link in the rotation. The Yankees were unable to bring their magic from last night into tonight’s game as they fell to the Orioles 6-1 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.

The Yankees scored their lone run in the fourth inning on a Mark Teixeira home run. Other than that, the Yankees had trouble touching Bud Norris who went five innings before being pulled for groin tightness.

Vidal Nuno continues to have the home run ball in his arsenal (a la Phil Hughes as a Yankee), giving up three of them while going 6.1 innings. Jose Ramirez came on pitch 2.2 innings, and he gave up a home run. Yeah, this was not a great day for the Yankees offensively or pitching wise.

What’s Next?

— The Yankees are sending Masahiro Tanaka to the mound on Old Timers Day with hopes of giving the Yankees the series win and his 12th win of the season. He’ll oppose Chris Tillman who will try to give the Orioles the series win. First pitch is at 2:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.

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4 Responses to Nuno gives up three home runs as Yanks fall to Orioles 6-1

  1. tom says:

    Will Yankees skip Nuno's turn against Red Sox? With a day off, there is no reason to give Nuno a turn against Red Sox.

  2. I'd say it's time to move Nuno to the bullpen, but he hasn't been good in his few relief outings and doesn't have an advantage against lefties. Send him back to the minors for a little while and see if he can get his confidence back. He's been rough.

  3. Charlie Clark says:

    Girardi said in postgame that Nuno stays, no changes coming any time soon.

  4. Robert Rufa says:

    I'd be afraid to put Nuno in the bullpen for fear that he'd come into a game and give up a couple of runs. He needs to finish learning how to pitch in the majors.

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