Poor Andy. He wasn’t much better against the Rays tonight than Hughes was last night against the Dodgers, but the difference between them is all those championships and all that history. Andy has credibility. The problem is he hasn’t been very good. Michael said to me, “Is it possible that Larry Rothschild should be canned? All the pitchers seem to be regressing.” He has a point.
The offense or lack thereof would make any pitcher nervous, but here’s the truth: the Yankees are playing with a sub-par group and that’s just the way it is. We can’t expect a ton of production out of Nix or Wells or any of them. Gardner’s been a nice surprise at the plate and Cano has had his moments, but overall this isn’t a team that will score a lot of runs over the long haul. We knew that going in. I just feel bad for the players themselves. It’s not as if they’re not trying.
I’ll always hope for the best, but I can’t help lowering expectations. It’s called facing reality.