The Yankees won ONE measly game in the home series against the Angels. ONE game. Tonight’s loss in the three-game finale was especially pathetic. It doesn’t matter how many homers Aaron Judge hits this season if the defense is rotten and the pitching is mediocre. The Angels are not having a good year, but you’d never know it during their games against the slumping Yanks.
What to make of all these losses? Is this the team we have, the one that’s been coughing up wins for the other side? Or is the winning team we saw early in the season the genuine article? I don’t know at this point. I don’t think even Girardi knows. Do we have guys who are hurt? Sure. Every team does. It would be great to have CC, Warren, Ellsbury and Bird back. I wouldn’t mind a lights-out Tanaka either. But as hard as Carter has been working on his hitting – and he got his hits tonight – he’s not the answer at first base. Holliday would be a better option except for one thing: he’s our DH. And Sanchez. Is he a good enough catcher? Is he? I don’t know.
Next up is Texas, another team that’s been having it rough so far. We should be able to beat them at the Stadium. Will we? I have no idea.
Signed, Frustrated in CT.