Well, the Astros still have a chance at a perfect season. The Yankees on the other hand, do not. A 6-2 loss to start the season is not ideal, but it’s far from the worst thing that could have happened. There were some silver linings, even though the game ended in a loss.
One thing that was not a positive at all, was Carsten Charles Sabathia’s outing. Mostly the first two innings. CC, over 6 innings, allowed 8 hits, 6 runs, all earned. He allowed all 6 runs in the first two innings, like I previously said, and on almost all of Houston’s striking were on CC’s fastball, elevated in the zone. CC’s fastball was barely touching 90 until around the 3rd inning where he really settled in, but it was too late at that point. Houston had done there damage and the Bombers couldn’t get there offense going. Not to try assume anything after one game, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we see Dellin Batences in the 8th inning role sooner rather than later. He threw 10 pitches, 9 for strikes and 2 K’s in his 1 perfect inning of relief. He featured Batman and Robin with his 97 MPH fastball and a nasty hook to combat with and was just flat out impressive.
The Yanks ended with only 6 hits only 1 being an extra base-hit. The best player for the Yankees at the dish was definitely normally slow starter Mark Teixeira. He went 2-3 with an RBI single but not only did he have 2 hits he had great at-bats, which has always been a strong suit of Mark’s offensive game. Newcomers Brian McCann, Kelly Johnson, Carlos Beltran all had a hit and Brian Roberts had very good swings all evening but just couldn’t find a place for the ball to drop.
It’s just game one. The Yanks will be fine. CC threw the ball well after 2 innings, let alone hasn’t won an opening day for 6 years straight. 161 games to go Yankees fans, plenty of good baseball to go.