yankees-blue-jaysThe Yankee have to be the best injured team this season. How is it even possible that you can have a record of  12-9 when the only guy out their from last seasons opening day roster is Robinson Cano. With Jeter and A-Rod out till after the all star break and Texeria and Granderson out till sometime in May at the earliest Robinson Cano has Carried this team on his Back. He is beyond any doubt the best all around second baseman in the game. My man crush on Robbie Cano is a subject for another time but what isn’t is the fact that the injury snake had struck again. Tonight the Yankees have lost Francisco Cervelli . After taking a foul ball off his hand he was pulled from tonight’s game after trying to tough it out. X-Rays have revealed a break that will require surgery and will take him out of the fold for at least six weeks. I would say its almost a given that Austin Romaine will get a call up tomorrow  Romaine has started out strong for the Scranton Rail Riders hitting .341 over 13 games. This will also mean  more playing time for Stewart who is off to a hot start as well batting .304 with a HR . I love Stewart’s defense behind the dish I saw him make a snap throw to first the other day that was amazing and he never got out of his crouch.

If its not bad enough that Cervelli is out Starter Ivan Nova left in the third with soreness in his elbow. We are currently awaiting results of an MRI. Phelps pitched brilliantly in relief and Mariano picked up his eighth save in eight attempts.  The 6-4 win over the Jays was their second in a row over a team that was supposed to be much improved after the huge trade with the Marlins during the off-season. The Jays are 9-15 so far this season and I for one am not surprised at their poor start. If the Marlins lost 100 games last year with these “superstars” why would the Jays be any better.

Enough about the Jays, how about David Phelps striking out 9 Jays over four innings of relief. I like him as a long man but I absolutely love him as a starter. Mark my words If David Phelps makes a start in place of injured Nova he will be brilliant. He has such good stuff. He has full control of his fast ball slider and curve and can throw them all for strikes whenever he wants. I liked him as a member of the rotation out of spring training but they really don’t listen to my recommendations. Although they should ,ever since I recommended against Cashman skydiving I have been on a role with my predictions. Tomorrow will be a battle of the lefties as Sabathia takes on JA Happ in an effort to send the Blue Jays home with a series loss. The Bombers have won three out of their last four series and tonight’s win has guaranteed them at least a split with the Jays before taking on the Astros on Monday.

 

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