Yankees forced to ride with struggling Nuno
Nuno surrendered three more home runs Saturday in the Yankees‘ lackluster 6 1 loss to the Orioles at Yankee Stadium. He has surrendered 15 home runs this season over 67 / innings. An unlucky 13 home runs have been allowed at home.
The Yankees are riding out Hurricane Vidal, not wanting to pull Adam Warren from the bullpen, and that is understandable. Leaving Warren in the bullpen works best for the long haul. That’s a good non move.
This was one of those lose the battle not the war outings.
The Yankees soon will make a trade for a pitcher maybe by Friday and the Cubs‘ Jason Hammel could be the Nuno solution. Ian Kennedy also is out there. In the past, general manager Brian Cashman has come up with a deal for a starter that works.
Perhaps the Yankees really will make this difficult situation work for them by swinging a deal for the Cubs‘ Jeff Samardzija, who has rejected Chicago’s contract offer.Cheap Jerseys free shipping
Be patient, take your lumps now with Nuno and make a monster trade later that really is a difference maker.
Manager Joe Girardi said the Yankees will stay in rotation, even though there is an off day Thursday.
You can be sure that’s because the Yankees value giving Masahiro Tanaka who goes Sunday against the Orioles an extra day’s rest, no matter the cost.
It also tells you something about how the Yankees are looking at the Red Sox this season.
Though Nuno has surrendered 13 home runs at home, the Yankees are saying he will get the start Friday against Boston to kick off that series.
„[Nuno] gave up four earned runs in 6 / innings, and a lot of nights that will give you a chance to win the game,“ Girardi said. „We just didn’t score any runs today, and it looks probably worse than it was.“
The Yankees, according to sources, have no plans to promote a minor league starter at this time because in their view, Nuno is better than what they have down below. The Yankees have dipped into the minor league well often essentially to save their rotation, and pitchers like Chase Whitley and David Phelps have been solid as starters.
The good news for the Yankees is CC Sabathia (right knee) is heading to Tampa and is making progress. He’s excited, but he’s still a long way away from appearing in a major league game.
Before the game, Orioles manager Buck Showalter announced his team would wear orange jerseys for the first time on the road this season to change their luck after the Yankees‘ walk off win Friday night on Carlos Beltran’s three run home run.
Buck is a sly fox. It’s always good to make a declaration like that when you’re facing a pitcher like Nuno. It gives you good odds the change will work for the better.
When Girardi was asked if starting Nuno puts extra pressure on his hitters the Yankees managed only seven hits Saturday Girardi said, „I don’t think hitters ever look at that. I know as a hitter I never felt that way. Hitters expect to have a good at bat every at bat.“