Key To A Series Win:
Catch The Ball:
In the first two games in the series loss to the D-Backs, the Yankees committed five defensive miscues which led to huge offensive outbursts by the opposition.
In the 12-2 loss on Monday night, Mark Teixeira could not make the catch on a throw by Chad Green which allowed Michael Bourn to reach base. Long story short, the bottom of the fifth became a five-run inning as the Yankees were abused in game one of the series.
The way the pitching has been and the incapability for the offense to explode, every out is a big out. If this team can make all the plays they’re supposed to make and some they’re not, an insane amount of stress will be withdrawn from the starting pitching and slumping offense.
If not? Well, you saw what transpired on Monday night.