If I were Joe Girardi, I’d scratch my head at this point too. What can he do with a team that scores a bunch of runs one night and then gets blanked the next…and the next and the next? Dropping another series, this time to the Chicago White Sox, the Yankees looked once again like a team that was searching for answers to its inconsistency. Other than its offensive All-Star – Carlos Beltran – and his fellow A-S relievers, there’s no one I look to for help when a game is on the line.
And now we have a 4-game series against the first-place Indians in Cleveland. Is it possible there’s a win or two in there and the hunt to get over .500 and stay there happens? On the other hand, is being over .500 really the goal of a proud franchise that used to not only make the postseason but win championships?
I think we’ll see more clarity after the A-S break, but for now I’m guessing there could be a house-cleaning before the season is over. Maybe sweeping out the cobwebs and getting a fresh start is just what the Yankees need.