Yes, there was the brawl, and the Yankees managed to win that game in the season’s first series at Fenway. But the other games were tough to watch. The first was a mightily embarrassing blowout, and last night’s finale was mediocrity personified.
Sonny Gray is one of those pitchers that nibbles (a la Phil Hughes) and throws a lot of pitches to little avail. It’s still early and he’s had success, but last night he frustrated me – especially compared to Porcello, who nearly no-hit us. Talk about embarrassing. He and Sanchez were not a good team with all the wild pitches or whatever they were.
Stanton should DH. He’s not a Gold Glove outfielder, to say the least.
But speaking of errors, the Yankees have made way too many. It’s cold, hard to hold onto the ball, I get it. But every game? They’ve got to cut down on the defensive mistakes.
Aaron Boone’s favorite expression seems to be “turn the page.” Whenever he’s asked about a loss, which is often this season, he says, “They’ll turn the page.” I’m glad he’s a positive person, but I hope he knows reversing this skid is more complicated than that. The Yanks need to forget turning the page and start a whole new chapter.