Vasquez Not Sharp in Return to Yanks

By Joe Paulus

Javier Vasquez had his first chance in the Yankees rotation last night. As the fourth starter some of the pressure is taken off, but unfortunately in his first start Vasquez was not sharp at all.

Vasquez’ Stats: 5.2 IP, 8 Hits, 8 ER, 3 W, 5 SO, and 2 HR

His stuff looked great through 3.1 innings, and then got lit up by Carlos Pena for a deep home run. After that it was all downhill, over the next two IP Vasquez gave up 8 ER.

It’s early in the season, and I’m never one to judge a player in April whatsoever. In a New York market however, many will not be so forgiving. This was not the start to the season that Vasquez needed.

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