The Yankees are in dire need of a win for two reasons: they’ll be under .500 if they lose and they’re in danger of being swept by the Tampa Bay Rays, a team who has the worst record in the American League. With hopes of at least taking the final home game of the series and the first half of the season, the Yankees are sending Vidal Nuno to the mound.
Nuno came off his best start of the season, blanking the Toronto Blue Jays in a 6-0 victory. The Yankees need him to continue building on that start. However, a good start from Nuno won’t mean anything if the Yankees can’t score runs. The Yankees had great starts recently by both their Japanese pitchers; Masahiro Tanaka and Hiroki Kuroda. But, the Yankees lost 2-1 both times their pitchers pitched a gem.
“I know the fans are disappointed. They expect better and they have a right to expect better.”
That was a quote from Brett Gardner after last night’s game and I can’t agree more with his words. The fans are absolutely disappointed with the way they’re playing and it’s only a matter of time where the fans stop showing up to games. Personally, I would still show up to every game but I would find it awfully hard to watch. All these contracts were supposed to make the team better. Instead, I think the team had gotten worse.