Sorry about the delay for this game, but let’s take a look at my thoughts from last night’s Yankees-Red Sox showdown:
- Justin Masterson won his second consecutive start, giving up 1 run on 6 hits and 1 walk, striking out 4, over 5.1 innings. He’s not going to stick in the rotation indefinitely, but if you need a pitcher for the short-term there certainly are worse options available to you. Pitching for the Red Sox should allow him the ability to get some victories, especially if he continues to pitch as he is. He currently has an ERA of 2.70 and WHIP of 1.26.
- Michael Bowden made his season debut in a relief role, pitching two perfect innings, striking out 2. He’ll have value for those who like middle relievers if he sticks for the long-term.
- Robinson Cano has at least one hit in all but one game this season and currently is on a 13-game hitting streak. He’s currently hitting .373 on the season, after hitting .151 last April. Talk about a turnaround.
What does everyone think? Anything you want to add?
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