That series in Baltimore was winnable. Our starting pitching, for the most part, has been surprisingly good. We actually scratched out some runs here and there. But our crack bullpen was oddly lacking at Camden Yards. Chapman was bound to blow a save at some point and Betances hasn’t been lights out, and the result was another series loss. The Yankees are a team that’s failing to stay relevant.
Teixeira. Yikes. First came the neck spasms and now he’s got the tear in his knee that’ll probably end in surgery, end his season, end his tenure as a Yankee. I sure didn’t see that coming.
What I also didn’t see coming is that the Yankees never got around to ensuring that there was a good backup at first base once Gregg Bird was lost to us. (I don’t even count Ackley.) Refsnyder seems to be giving it the old college try, but why haven’t they called up Swisher? He’s not young, but he’s played first base for us in the past and done a credible job there. I get that Refsnyder can hit and, God knows, we need a bat in the lineup, but….
Well, what do I know.
Truth be told, I was more interested in the French Open finals this weekend than in baseball. The Yankees need to start giving me a reason to watch – and that reason is winning more than the occasional game. Everywhere I go, the chants of “Fire Cashman” get louder. It won’t happen, but it should.