Game 19: The Good, the Bad, and the Yankees

The last two nights have been an exercise in adding insult to injury, and vice versa. The first bullpen implosion of the young season was piggybacked by a potentially season-ending injury to Ivan Nova, and said injury was bookended by a 16 to 1 drubbing at the hands of the Rays. We remain a scant three weeks into the season, so it seems premature to truly panic - yet I readily admit that I am a bit more pessimistic this afternoon than I was twenty-four hours ago. Though, to be fair, that is due more so to the injury to Nova than the disheartening blowouts.

New York Yankees Tampa Bay Rays
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Sean Rodriguez, LF
Derek Jeter, SS Ben Zobrist, DH
Carlos Beltran, RF Logan Forsythe, 2B
Alfonso Soriano, DH Evan Longoria, 3B
Mark Teixeira, 1B Wil Myers, RF
Yangervis Solarte, 3B James Loney, 1B
Brett Gardner, LF Brandon Guyer, CF
Brian Roberts, 2B Yunel Escobar, SS
John Ryan Murphy, C Ryan Hanigan, C
Vidal Nuno, SP Cesar Ramos, SP