The Royals are a good team, so I pretty much expected the Yankees to struggle against them. I’m also not a fan of Capuano, who, if he’d really been good, wouldn’t have been signed and released by so many teams. He is not the answer to the holes in our starting rotation. Maybe Tanaka will come back soon and be okay for awhile. Maybe Nova will appear at some point and regain his form. And maybe pigs can fly.
My point is that we’ve now seen that we need a solid starter to round out the rotation. Is he a kid from the farm system? Fine, then where is he? Is he a proven entity we get in a trade? More likely, it seems.
As for the anemic hitting, it happens. But Beltran, despite a tiny resurgence, isn’t the Beltran of before and McCann still hasn’t proven to be the powerhouse we were promised, and Tex – well, he’s hurt again. It will be entertaining if Girardi uses A-Rod at first base, won’t it?
I’m sure all the players are grateful for the off-day. It was a grueling road trip – for them and for us.