Monday, April 17, 2017
Greg Bird burst out of his 0-for-20 slump, and Michael Pineda handcuffed the Cardinals’ offense on Sunday night to lead the Yankees to a 9-3 victory that sealed a three-game Interleague sweep and extended their winning streak to seven games. With the win, the Yankees have opened the season 6-0 at home for the first time since 1998.
Bird, who had one hit in 30 plate appearances entering the night, reached base four times, most notably with a second-inning blast that put the Yankees ahead, 3-1.
“It’s just nice to be back on the board and back to contributing to the team,” Bird said.
Damn, this team is angering me by making it so difficult to complain about them. Don’t they know that that’s what this blog is here for?
Seriously, though, this was another excellent win, with strong starting pitching from Pineda, timely hitting from the Yankees (especially the tack-on runs) and a complete embarrassment of a team that “plays the game the right way” on national television.
This has been quite an interesting start to the season. Let’s hope that Severino can keep the good times going against Chicago!
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