Yankees relievers have now thrown 20.2 scoreless innings over the last 6 games. Just 2 hits tonight in 5.2 behind Kuroda.
— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) September 10, 2014
If you’ve been hung up on the horrific offense, you might not have noticed this positive trend that Sweeny touched on last night. The bullpen has been lights out for the last week. 20.2 scoreless innings is damn good and 7.2 of those innings have been pitched by the bargain bin collection of Huff, Whitley, Rogers, Hill, and Outman. Add in another 3 from Shawn Kelley in 4 appearances and that’s more than half of that 20.2-inning scoreless streak being attributed to the 2nd, 3rd, and maybe 4th levels of the relief corps.
They don’t fill you with the level of confidence that comes with Betances and D-Rob, but give a tip of the cap to this crew. They’re doing the job and doing it well when their name gets called.