And Chris Stewart is your second best hitter….your offense is in trouble.
The Yankees staged a valiant comeback in the ninth (against Balfour, no less) having trailed 6-0 in the eighth, but they couldn’t make it all the way back. There’s just not enough fire power on this team right now. They had the bases loaded in the first inning against Bartolo Colon, not exactly a spring chicken, and yet nothing.
That said, it was CC who put them in the hole in the first place. Where did our buddy the ace go? He wasn’t very ace-like in tonight’s series opener against the A’s, not from the first inning when he gave up a homer to Coco Crisp. Ugh. I wish I knew what the problem is. I’m sure he wishes he knew too. All I know is that I used to assume a “W” whenever he was our starter. Now? Not so much.