Let’s see. I think AJ was playing the role of Moe, starting all the trouble by giving up three runs in the first and going downhill from there. Cervelli, despite his prowess at the plate, looked very Curly-ish on those two errors. And Gardner stepped right into the Larry persona by standing dumbstruck at third base while Jeter was waving him home, essentially killing a potential rally.
But hey. At least Tex was back! And Jorge Junior came through his surgery successfully! Those are bright spots, right?
Getting back to the humiliation of being on the wrong end of another beat down in the Bronx at the hands of the Red Sox, I don’t know what to say about the Yankees and their on-again/off-again season. It’s been weird.
Granderson is now officially in a slump.
Martin was out with a stiff back.
Joba is on the DL. (Why he was pitching if he had an injury I couldn’t begin to explain.)
Jeff Marquez is not the answer to our prayers.
CC usually bails us out after a slide and I hope he’ll do it again tomorrow. But he’ll need help. Somebody – several somebodies – need to step up to the plate, literally.