Reds, Heisey Beat Yankees in Doubleheader Nightcap
The Cincinnati Reds defeated the New York Yankees 10-2 on Wednesday night as the two teams split the day/night double-header in Cincinnati. The big star of this game was Chris Heisey who smacked not one, not two, but THREE home runs in this game for the Reds.
There is still one key issue for the Yankees that came from this game to lookout for.
Usually it is rare in baseball for a team to sweep a double-header. Once the Yankees won the first game 4-2, the odds were against their favor for game two. They sent to the hill Brian Gordon, who was coming off a decent first outing with the Bronx Bombers. However, Gordon did not fair well tonight as he went 5 innings giving up 5 hits, 4 runs, 1 walk and struck out three. He did keep the Yankees in the game as they did have the bases loaded in the 7th inning but could not score a run to make it a game.
From there it was Hector Noesi who was the big thorn in the side of the Yankees as he gave up 8 hits, 6 runs over 1 2/3 innings pitched. This was the first time that Noesi really got rocked by opponents. If this is a sign of things to come for the Yankees, then they better be looking for additional help in the bullpen. But if he rebounds from this poor outing, then no harm, no foul.
But this to me is an issue to key an eye on as the Yankees' bullpen is real short-handed due to injury and is relying on guys like Noesi, Ayala, Logan, and Robertson to get the job done. On a positive note, Logan did appear tonight for two batters and retired them both and striking out one. So he bounced back from a rough start Monday.
The Yankees ended their interleague road trip going 4-2, a positive for the ball club. They go back home to the Bronx to host the Rockies during the weekend, celebrate Old Timers Day, then host the Brewers next week.