Watching Eovaldi almost throw a no-hitter in the middle game of the Yankees’ series in Arlington was a thrill. Evo has had trouble going deep into games, but he lived up to Cashman’s expectations in that one.
The rest of the series, however, was more of the same from this team: limp bats. Yes, A-Rod came back last night from his oblique injury and got some hits, but the Yankees are in last place and look like it.
Chase Headley. Why? Isn’t there a younger, more sure-handed option at third who can hit? He’s just not inspiring. But then who is right now? They can’t seem to break out of their malaise even with decent starting pitching performances across the board. Batters are stranded. The offense can’t get the big hits. Blech. And now they go to Boston? Double blech.
I was just given Legends seats for Yankees-Royals on May 11th and, aside from the fact that I don’t do cold temperatures at night and that my idea of perfect weather for Yankee Stadium is a sweltering afternoon in July, I can’t pass up the opportunity to go. Maybe playing against a really good team like the Royals will motivate the Yanks to play better. I sure hope so.