I was happy to get the series win over Toronto, even if yesterday’s finale took 10 innings to get there and there wasn’t much offense, but I’m worried about injuries going forward. It’s not good news that Chapman, our closer extraordinaire, has tendinitis in his knee. It’s not good news that Gleybar has I forget what. It’s not good news that Lasagna, who was so promising as a young starter, is going to see Dr. Ahmad and maybe Dr. Andrews?? The Yankees are pretty banged up as they head into a tough stretch, including today’s doubleheader against the O’s. Maybe the All-Star break will bring respite and allow for healing time. Tanaka should be ready to go after the break, which heartens me.
About getting a starter via trade….J.A. Happ failed his audition in spectacular fashion letting the Yankees chase him with home run balls early. I don’t want him now, even though he made the All-Star team for Toronto, do you? And clearly somebody needs to replace Gray in the rotation. I guess this is why Cashman is paid the big bucks to figure these things out. I only know they need a live arm – stat.
So…big week ahead as we head toward the break. The Red Sox continue to pile up wins. I’d hate to see the Yanks fall too far behind them.