Let me get this straight. Hicks is not coming back this season and most likely having TJ surgery. And now, after the Yankees swept yesterday’s doubleheader in Detroit, we learn that Encarnaion (oblique), Sanchez (groin – again) and Happ (bicep – he’s had it for weeks) were sent back to New York for tests? And oh, by the way, Judge slammed into the wall (says he’s ok but who knows) and Kahnle (slammed his hand in frustration and needed his fingers examined) had problems too.
Do these players’s bodies not realize the Yankees are now in the home stretch? That’s we’re fighting tooth and nail for home field advantage? That we’d really, truly prefer not to be eliminated early in the playoffs and, in fact, would dearly love to win a championship?
Sanchez, Encarnacion and Happ are crucial to the Yankees’s success – crucial – as is Hicks, although we’ve managed to win without him. Sure, it’ll be great having a healthy Severino back if he’s able to pitch at the level of ace-dom – and Betances if he can return as the reliever who can bring heat and command. But jeez, I was really bummed after last night’s news.
Onto Toronto and God knows who goes down next.