After so much winning, it stinks to lose a series. And it particularly stinks to wake up from a deep sleep, check the Yankees score and find out all was not well in Anaheim. The Yanks dropped two of the three games, losing CC in the process to a strained hamstring. That one really bothered me because he’s pitched so well and has been such a big reason why the Yankees have continued to win. Now we’re stuck with kids I’ve never heard of. Maybe one or even two will rise to the occasion – it’s possible – but more likely that the Yanks will limp along like CC until he’s recovered and back on the mound.
Pineda got knocked around last night but at least he’s healthy. The problem throughout the series was missed opportunities, runners left on base and some crucial defensive errors. I hope they can regroup in Oakland so this road trip doesn’t turn really sour. I mean, Aaron Judge came up with a chance last night to put the Yanks in the win column. Instead, he failed. Maybe he’s not Superman after all – at least not for every at bat.