Another day, another loss.
That’s how life is right now for the Yankees. They just can’t seem to win a ballgame.
After we swept Oakland, I thought we’d be OK heading to Boston. We got off to a nice start on Friday. Joba kept us in the game, and we clawed our way to a 4-2 lead heading to the 9th. We load the bases off Javier Lopez, who had terrible control. We should get an insurance run or two. We get NOTHING. Cano bangs into a 4-2-3 DP with the drawn-in infield. Cabrera gets out. We get no runs. With 2 out in the 9th, Youkilis is on second. A 2 strike pitch to Bay by Mo is drilled to center. It just gets over the wall. Tie game. Youk hits a bomb off Marte in the 11 to win it. Big Tex had runners on 2 and 3 with 2 out in 10th against Paplebon. Struck out. The Yanks were 4-20 with RISP. The pen is terrible. It is overused and weak. On Saturday, we blew a 6-0 lead and lost 16-11. Burnett struggled, pen was horrific. Sunday we blow 1-0 lead, lose 4-1. We flat out can’t hit. We can’t get anyone in from second or third. We had the same problem last year. I don’t see how we can survive with this pen. Only Mo is good. Marte is an absolute disaster this year so far. Our starting pitching isn’t great either. We only go 5 innings. With our bullpen, 5 innings is way too short. We need a complete bullpen overhaul, like the Mets last year.
We lost to the Tigers in Detroit today, 4-2. CC did pretty good, 4 runs over 8 innings. Once again, we don’t hit. This game was as close as it looks. We got our 2 runs in the 9th inning. I don’t see how our offense is not producing. I think Girardi has to realize that Gardner is not an amazing guy and put Melky in CF. Melky is CLEARLY the better player. I personally want Girardi axed now, he can’t handle the pressure in New York, and some players tune him out. I can’t stand how he uses the pen and we might not make the playoffs beacuse of him. Dave Eiland must go to. Our pitching is awful, we need a guy who can get our pitching going. 4 straight losses is NOT GOOD. Especially for a team with high expectations and a monstrous payroll like the Yankees.