Sunday, April 6, 2008
The Yankees are now 2-3, so much for avoiding the slow start this year. Last year was started with an exact mirror 2-3 record but the Yankees scored 6, 9 and 10 runs in three of those games. In all 5 games this year they have scored 4 runs or less - that matches the longest streak of scoring 4 or less runs from last year (April 24-29). Also, they only had three streaks of scoring four or less in at least 4 straight games all of last year. Immortals Andy Sonnanstine and Edwin Jackson basically shut down the Yankee attack making the argument used while facing the Jays about facing good pitching no longer hold true. Offensive slumps always look worse in the beginning of the year so lets just hope the pitching continues to be serviceable and the offense will come around.