I really hate waking up, checking the Yankees score from the west coast game the night before, and discovering that they lost. I especially hate it when the Yankees play the A’s. Doesn’t it seem as if Oakland always gets hot toward the end of the season just in time for the playoffs? And doesn’t it seem as if they always have a starting pitcher who baffles the Yankees offense just enough to beat us? And doesn’t it seem as if we get beaten, as in swept, by the best teams (say, Houston)?
This morning, my first order of business was to reach for my laptop and check the score from last night, hoping the Yankees would win at lease ONE game in the A’s series. But NO. We got swept. Apparently, we didn’t have a single starter who could contain what does NOT amount to the most offensive club in the majors. I’m so angry in case it isn’t obvious.
Now we play the Dodgers for three games and that won’t be easy either, particularly with Paxton on the mound given his inconsistency. It’s this west coast swing that worried me the most when Cashman didn’t land a starter before the trade deadline. I knew we’d need one (or two) who could truly be stoppers.
On the plus side – and there’s always a plus side too – Gleyber continues to be a beast at the plate and thank God for that.