Because there would be a stink in my house and I’d have to fumigate. Seriously, the stench coming off my TV during tonight’s loss to the Royals would have been unbearable.
As a result of our offense not being able to score yet again, the Yankees are in last place (along with the Red Sox). Kuroda’s poor start and Sweaty Freddy’s poor relief didn’t help, but it’s the bats that have been to blame – over and over. Slotting Tex in the #7 spot in the lineup made no difference, nor did I expect it to.
What should Girardi do about the state of affairs? Not much. He can juggle the lineup, but in the end it’s the players who need to take responsibility. They’ll snap out of this. I just don’t know if tonight was rock bottom. Things might get worse before they get better. As Jeter said, slumps are contagious.
And it could be worse. At least our closer wasn’t arrested.