Is anything working for the Yankees right now? They looked awful against the A’s over the past three games at the Stadium. Just awful. They aren’t getting “the big hit,” as the players put it, aren’t pitching great, aren’t playing smart defense or remembering how to run the bases. Aside from a few newbies, weren’t they supposed to be the Experienced Yankees? The team with crafty, if creaky, veterans mixed in with the sharp young talent?
From what I can tell, nobody’s performing at a level worth talking about. I was with a Red Sox fan yesterday and we were both bemoaning the state of our teams. He said, “I wish David Price could pitch every day.” I was about to come back with something about the Yankees, but I honestly couldn’t think of my one wish. Is there anyone I’d want to pitch everyday? Not right now. Well, except the bullpen team of Betances and Miller.
It’s still April. The Yankees have been slow starters at times. My worry is that we don’t have anyone with the star power to carry the team through the rough patches. Even Girardi, who’s usually so upbeat/in denial, looks peeved. His scowl speaks volumes.
Still, when someone offered me Legends seats the other day, I jumped at the chance to go to a game. The Yankees are my team, for better or worse. I’d just rather it wasn’t “for worse.”