Yanks get swept in Opening Series for first time since ’98 in 3-0 loss vs. Rays
The last time the Yankees were swept during an Opening Series, it was the year 1998 otherwise known as the year that the Yankees won the World Series. The Yankees are hoping that fate is repeating itself in 2012 as the Yanks were swept by the Rays following today’s game.
HUGHES PITCHED WELL: The Yankees were hoping to get a good outing from Phil Hughes. They did (somewhat). Although Hughes only gave up 2 earned runs (one of them was not supposed to happen), he was taken out by the fifth inning because he threw too many pitches.
PHELPS MADE DEBUT: David Phelps made his Major League debut today and was absolutely flawless, getting his first Major League strikeout and a ground ball to get the Yankees out of a small jam. Phelps had family members in the stands watching him which would give any person butterflies, but Phelps looked calm and collected.
OFFENSE WENT COLD: After scoring 12 runs combined in the first 2 games, the Yankees offense went silent. I bet the Yanks are glad that they can finally get out of Florida and head on to Baltimore where they could (finally) get a win.
WHAT’S NEXT: The Yankees are done in Florida (thank goodness, I thought the sun was frying their brains) and they will head out to Baltimore to take on the Orioles in a 3 game set in Camden Yards. Ivan Nova is scheduled to pitch tomorrow’s game, Freddy Garcia is scheduled to pitch Tuesday’s game and CC Sabathia is slated to pitch Wednesday’s game. All games will begin at 7:05pm.