Yankees Sweep A’s In Oakland
The New York Yankees are finally firing on all cylinders. The Bombers completed their sweep of the Oakland A's on Sunday as they won 5-4 behind Michael Pineda's bounce-back performance.
Pineda struggled mightily thus far this season, but seemed to find his stuff against the A's. His curve ball in particular seemed to have a different bite to it than it had all season.
"I threw the ball better today," Pineda said. "All my pitches were down. The last couple of starts, I was looking to make adjustments to be better in the game. That's what I'm looking for, to be better all the time."
The Yankees are now 12-6 in their last 18 games and have responded to the criticism from owner Hal Steinbrenner.
"This was a big four-game sweep for us," Girardi said. "There was a lot of frustration in our clubhouse, whether it was from pitchers or whether it was from position players who were struggling with the bat. Everyone seems to be doing their part now. The vibe is a lot better."
Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury chipped in offensively with solo homer's of their own to get the scoring started for the Yankees.
The Yankees are now one game below .500 as they get set for a 3-game series at home against the power-hitting Blue Jays.