No, I’m not talking about the vagaries of the stock market. I’m talking about the ever-changing winds of the Yankees.
Today’s series victory over the Angels continued some upward trends:
- Colon’s terrific starts.
- Granderson’s remarkable power.
- Soriano’s perfection since his return from the DL.
- Cano’s home run derby-ness. (I think I just invented a word.)
- The Yankees’ ability to beat a team that used to bedevil us.
But there were some downward trends that carried an ominousness to them.
- Mo’s ineffectiveness against lefties.
- Mo’s decreasing velocity.
- Mo’s cutter not cutting.
- Mo’s recent tendency to serve up the long ball.
Yes, I’m freaked out about Mo. (Cory Wade’s little meltdown didn’t register on my freakout scale.)
I know I said he goes through rough patches in August, and he does. The runs he gives up tend to come in bunches. He always bounces back and I expect him to do the same this time too and then be his god-like self for even longer stretches. But whenever he shows he’s human, it’s hard to take. With Jorge having been marginalized, I can’t conceive of Mo retiring and the Core Four eroding into the Core One.