The Yankees picked up a huge win Sunday to take 2 of 3 from the Nationals.
Loaisiga and Hale went a combined four innings and only trailed 2-0 as they turned it over to the heart of the bullpen. I knew going into the game if Loaisiga could just keep it close, the bullpen would give the Yankees a chance and they did.
If the Yankees win it all this year it will be because of how great the bullpen is. The offense finally got Corbin out of the game and then won the game against the Nats' bullpen. Gleyber came up big for the Yankees and my fantasy baseball team and led the Yanks to the 3-2 win.
The Yankees are in first place! The key to every series is to win it. So that's one down! Now it's on to Philly. We need to win at least 3 of 4 (the last two are in N.Y.) against the Phillies and keep it rolling.
The offense is going to be fine. The bullpen is going to be fine. The key as usual for the Yankees is starting pitching has to be better. Paxton has to be better than he was on Saturday. It will help to get Tanaka back, but if the starting pitching can improve and be good this year the Yankees have a great chance to win it all.
Until next time, Go Yankees!