I don’t know which aspect of the Yankees’ failure at Minute Maid Park offends me more: Paxton’s ineffectiveness (with Seattle he knew how to pitch against the Astros, so how come he didn’t have his “good stuff” last night?), Kahnle’s ineffectiveness (has he ever been good?), Gleybar’s error (there have been way too much errors by this team) or the fact that the offense mounted a comeback that fell short.
In any case, the series was an abysmal failure. I would be less bummed if it were simply about missing our injured players. But Paxton was supposed to be a mainstay of our starting rotation and he’s been disappointing so far. I hope he’s not yet another talented guy who can’t pitch in pinstripes.
Also, I don’t know why Boone keeps Gardner batting first in the lineup. Does he really get on base that often? Or would Gleybar be a better choice?
Happ will be on the mound tonight against the White Sox. Boone said the Yankees are “turning a corner” and that they need to “tighten things up.” We’ll see. My mantra is: “It’s still early. It’s still early. It’s still early.”