3-3 Road Trip Leaves Yankees Looking for Answers
The Yankees can't wait to get back to the Stadium tonight, where they are 19-7 on the season.
The road however has been a very different story so far, with the Yanks being only 18-16 away from the big ballpark in the Bronx.
The first game in Toronto was all Blue Jays, but the second game was much more winnable for the Yankees, but the offense continued to come up with zeros.
Toronto won that game 3-2 with a walk off single by Aaron Hill in the bottom of the 14th, but the Yanks wasted many opportunities to score throughout the extra innings.
Mark Teixeira went 0-6 with five strikeouts, which highlighted the Yankee struggles at the plate that day. And the pitching was great to, with Andy Pettitte going seven and striking out 10, but it was all for not as the offense struggles continued on the road.
After winning the finale of the series in Toronto, and winning the first two against the Orioles the Yanks couldn't finish the job.
Baltimore won the finale of that series 4-3, as the Bomberless Bombers couldn't do much against a rookie pitcher making his debut and a terrible Oriole bullpen.
AJ Burnett had a bad road trip as well, losing both in Toronto and Baltimore, though I can't fault him for last night, that was all offense.
Those one run games can come back to haunt you in September, and possibly cost you home field advantage in the playoffs. Which obviously spells doom for the Yankees if their regular season road record is any indication of how well they will do away from the stadium in October.
In the mean time, the Yankees get a breather this weekend againt the hapless Astros, before taking on Philly and those pesky Mets in this nine-game home stand. Then they will get their next chance to get over their road woes with series against the D-backs and Dodgers, as the Yanks lock horns with their former skipper, Joe Torre.
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