Tonight’s defeat at the hands of the O’s was annoying on a few levels.
Sweaty Freddy was okay, but that’s all he is ever is. His pitches were up and he paid the price.
Logan is one of several Yankees going through a slump. He hasn’t been effective lately and tonight he continued the trend downward.
Cano looked awful in every way. Must be fatigue, because he’s not the same player he was a month ago.
Worst of all, Tex got hurt. He was finally on a roll and then he reached for that ball, braced himself with both hands and hit the ground awkwardly, like a belly flopper. I guess we’ll find out tomorrow how bad the hand is; supposedly he’s having an MRI. Just what we need, right? Girardi said, “Well, our guys will just have to step up” and “nobody feels sorry for us” and other cliches involving baseball and injured players. My feeling is they can’t step up if they don’t have the talent. Do we have anybody that can play first base as well as Mark Teixeira? No. Not Chavez and not Swisher. Maybe we’re only talking about a little soreness and there won’t be anything serious.
Meanwhile, this little losing streak is thinning our fat lead in the division, and I don’t like it.