John Sterling Take-Aways From Today's Loss
1. Yankee fans should feel good about Tanaka's outing!
2. The Yankees showed a lot of patience in the batters' box. That should provide hope.
3. Starlin Castro fits right into that veteran Yankee lineup, seamlessly.
4. You say Houston scored "soft runs?" Well, they all count!
5. It's a shame when a game turns on a questionable call - especially because if players run outside the baseline, they could get hit by thrown balls - and injured!
6. It was a cold day, and the windy conditions had everyone a bit off their game.
7. The problem was the Yankees' inability to score more runs, after they leaped out to the 2-run lead.
Suzyn in the Clubhouse Report:
"They had a chance to win this game... They did this to themselves... The frustrating part of this game is they had the two-nothing lead, but they couldn't add onto it."