It’s no big secret that the Yankees are losing, winning only 4 of last 11 games and falling fast.
The Bombers first place lead is dwindling down, now just a half-a-game over the Tampa Bay Rays. Now the Boston Red Sox are playing catch-up sitting at five games back and also making the AL East a three-team event again.
Yankees starting pitcher AJ Burnett looked really good…. again, but for how long is a total crap-shoot. Yankees need Burnett to perform more than ever because he could make or break whether October baseball happens.
Whatever, let’s call it one fan’s observations:
- If the Yankees MVP is sick with the flu and running a fever…. why is he even at the ballpark? Especially when it is 120* degrees? Definitely a bad idea to pinch-hit Robinson Cano in the 6th inning.
- Skipper Joe Girardi decides to NOT start Jorge Posada, when Mark Teixeira is in NYC as his wife had a baby boy and Cano is “out” with the flu…. great idea. Girardi than claims that Posada’s shoulder hurt in the post-game, but he looked like he was fibbing and it was obvious.
- Nick Swisher cannot be the only player that hits, with flashes of A-rod on occasion. Hope Tex jumped on a plane to Texas because the team needs him NOW, more than ever.
- Lance Berkman and Austin Kearns have been Yankees for two weeks. GM Brian Cashman gave the impression that the two were to give the Yankees bench-depth down the stretch, so why is Girardi playing them so much? Since the day these two showed-up have things started to collapse. Kind-of ironic timing, don’t you think. Playing Granderson and Gardner everyday worked better and the proof is the team was winning.
- In 2009, the Yankees were the kings of the walk-off wins. The Yankees had more fight in their eyes, which the Rangers and Red Sox seem to have stolen.
- Girardi has acquired a smirk on his face and I don’t know what to think of it. It started in Tampa in the third game of the series, which was on the line as both teams had taken a game. Girardi look liked he was testing things out. Why the hell else would Lance Berkman be playing first-base in a spilt series with the Rays? I presumed the Yankees would put their best players out there to get a win and that was not the case. It was thoroughly disappointing, shocking and cocky of Girardi.
- This is short and sweet. Don’t leave runners stranded on-base. It is unacceptable going 0-9 and ditching 11 teammates on the pads against the Red Sox; in a game the Bombers should have won.
Am I turning into a hater-fan?
Not at all just a frustrated one, because remember someone in the AL East will not make the post-season.
Whoever the team may be, their fans will be heartbroken.
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