Yanks & Orioles induce in slug-fest; Yanks come out on top 8-5
The way that it was looking at around 6:30pm, it looked as if the Yankees weren’t going to get to play vs. the Orioles. However for the rest of the night, the rain seemed to be quite calm. That was the only thing that wasn’t calm throughout the game as the Yankees and the Orioles started getting into a slug-fest to see who could come out on top. 9 innings later, the Yankees came out on top 8-5 with the help of David Phelps after Ivan Nova got injured in the 6th inning.
Nova was hard hit throughout the game going 5.1 IP, giving up 5 runs on 7 hits with 3 strikeouts. Nova’s night was shortened when he suffered an ankle injury trying to field a comeback liner. The diagnosis revealed that Nova had a sprained right ankle and the Yankees were to do more tests on Nova. Nova’s next start could be in jeopardy, which could go to David Phelps if Nova would miss some time.
Clay Rapada came in the game today but came out as quickly as he came as he had a viral infection. Rapada will not be used tomorrow since he wasn’t scheduled to pitch anyway.
The biggest blow however was David Robertson. Robertson has a sore oblique/rib cage ever since May 11 and that was the main reason that he was unavailable. Robertson tried to play catch today, but he was still sore. Girardi will see how Robertson feels tomorrow and if it is still sore then Robertson will go and get more tests.
WHAT’S NEXT: CC Sabathia will take the mound in the season finale for the Yankees. After the game tomorrow, the Yankees will head to Toronto at the Rogers Center against the Blue Jays.