Tough Night

Yes, the Yankees are in trouble if their starters don’t do better than they have so far, but last night was more about a lack of hitting than anything else.

Trevor Bauer owned them. He struck out 8 and took a no-hitter into the sixth. The Yankees whiffed 14 times and only managed 3 hits in the game. Their offensive futility made a 4-0 hole seem deeper than it was. The fact is that once Gray left the game the bullpen did its job, but the bats never got going and that made the game unwinnable.

Now the Yankees face a tough test. Kluber has been great all year, but especially since the All-Star Game with a 1.79 ERA. He had a 1.59 ERA versus the Yankees in two starts this year and is 5-1 with a 1.80 ERA against them in his career.

I bet we see Ellsbury in the lineup today and probably Headley at DH. They each got a hit against Kluber in their last time facing them. The Yankees will need to show a lot of fight to scratch out a win today. Let’s see if they can.