Here's what They are saying following the Astros' 3-1 win over the Yankees in G2 last night...
LoHud Journal: Two games into the season, though, the Yankees are being thoroughly outhit by the Astros. The Astros! Two games hardly mean a thing in the course of a baseball season, but two games against a team that lost 111 games last season? It's deflating, especially coming out of a spring that actually felt fairly encouraging for this team.
Joel Sherman, New York Post: Still, with the teams widely expected to finish last in the AL West and East, respectively - Houston and Toronto - on the schedule to open, the Yankees were looking to jump-start their season. Heck, the Astros had lost their final 15 games last year, including the last three to a Yankees squad that was hardly trying.
Mark Feinsand, New York Daily News: It's hard to call the third game of a 162-game season a must-win, but getting swept by an Astros team that lost 111 games last season would make for a very long flight to Toronto Thursday night.
David Lennon, Newsday: For all the talk about it being early - which of course it very much is - we still have to ask the questions. Where do we start pointing the fingers? Do we need some kind of explanation for this?
Bob Klapisch: The Yankees, after all, have looked old and brittle during what was supposed to be three days of calisthenics in Houston - an early-season gift from the schedule-maker.
Carlos Beltran: "We're going to be fine, man. We haven't been able to put anything together offensively, but we have what it takes to play better and win ballgames. We don't need to worry about it."
Girardi, on Cosart: "His location was tremendous with his two pitches, his fastball and his curveball. When you have that type of velocity and that type of curveball and you're locating it, you can be pretty tough."