- The Yanks offense got off to an early lead. Derek Jeter led off with a double, Curtis Granderson singled him in, and Robbie Cano homered, and just like that it was 3-0. They were able to add two more that inning and give Nova a nice early xushio while getting opposing starter Chris Tillman up around 30 pitches.
- Ivan Nova came out today and looked very good. It took him six pitches (all strikes) to get through his first inning of work. He was pounding the zone with his fastball and looked to have sharp breaking stuff. Unfortunately that would be the end of his pitching well. He allowed seven runs in the second- all with two outs- which was capped by a Chris Davis Grand Slam. It really was awful. He wound up going five and allowing nine runs. At least he saved the pen a bit, but he was locating anything, and after the first, his curve and slider looked really flat.
- After that first inning though, the Bombers offense fell apart. A hit here and a hit there, but they could never put together a strong rally against Tillman and the bullpen. Of course the five runs should have been enough to at least keep them in the game, but still they had nothing. The bats are really starting to go ice cold.
- The bullpen was okay as Logan went one scoreless while Cody Eppley allowed a run in 1.2 frames and Clay Rapada allowed one in 1.1. Rapada has really been struggling recently and so has Eppley. Hopefully Joba's presence takes some of the load off of them. And at least they have a rested back end for tomorrow.
The Yanks will try to avoid the sweep tomorrow as Zach Britton takes on Phil Hughes in the finale of this three game set.