It’s Not Always About The Pitching

September 19th, 2013 by Jane Heller
Photo: Seth Wenig / AP

Photo: Seth Wenig / AP

Joe Girardi got creamed tonight in the post-game scrum with the beat writers. After the Yanks dropped the finale to the Blue Jays, he was peppered with questions about why he pulled Kuroda, why he didn’t bring in the lefty kid sooner, why – of all things – he used Joba in a 3-1 game only to have him serve up a three-run homer and not be able to record an out.

But the truth is, as bad as Joba was and has been, the offense didn’t score runs – again. They really did look dead. So whether Joe used this pitcher or that pitcher, if your team doesn’t score you’re not going to win.

I wouldn’t want to be Cashman in the off-season. If Hal is serious about his austerity budget (relatively speaking), where will the players come from? Can’t afford expensive free agents. Don’t have a farm system that would form the nucleus of a team of the future. Do have too many aging and/or non-performing guys currently.

As we head into the weekend series against the Giants and Mo’s farewell ceremony on Sunday, it’s starting to feel like the end of an era. Which is okay, it really is. But it would be nice to know there’s another championship era on the horizon….sooner rather than later.

 

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2 Responses to “It’s Not Always About The Pitching”

  1. Diane Anziano says:

    They should have swept The Jays – a last place team!!! Instead, they lost the series and are now 3 1/2 gaves out of the wild card – 4 in losses. Considering what he has done this season to help The Yankees stay in it, I can’t fault Girardi for one or two bad decisions. There’s not much one can say about last night’s game so let’s just say it will be good for the guys to go home and to play The Giants. Let’s hope that gets them back on the right track, both physically and mentally. GO YANKEES!!!

  2. Jane Heller says:

    Of course they should have swept the Blue Jays, Diane, but the fact that they didn’t is symptomatic of this team. I hope the home stand is a fun one. As I’ve said, I just want them to go out on a positive note.