The Rangers only made one error, according to the official scorer, but they played a sloppy defensive game, rain or no rain. That said, the Yankees 5-1 win belonged to CC. He looked as dominant through six innings as he did when he almost no-hit the Rays. I mean, nine strikeouts and zero walks in an efficient one-hour contest?
No spectacular offensive output to talk about, but what I can’t help mentioning is Tex’s continuing struggle at the plate. I know. He’ll be fine. I’m not worried. I’m just perplexed. How does such a talented guy not hit in the month of April? What’s that about? And does he need help?
Yankees, do Tex a favor. Treat him to a consultation with a bona fide shrink. Maybe his April slump is rooted in something traumatic that happened during his childhood.