Ok joking aside, the Yankees are 4-1 on this current road trip, making them 27-20 when away compared to 18-23 at home.
Still, unlike the delusional YES Network broadcasters who manage, between their Jeter love fest, to pathetically try to spin things to seem better off then they are, I will attempt to be realistic here.
Taking three of four from the Twins, and last night beating the Indians 5-3 does not exactly give the much-needed confidence fans are desperately waiting to see.
Then again the Twins did win two of three in the Bronx at the end of May, but considering that the Yankees are 4-9 in completed home series this season, beating them on their own turf seems to be easier. Or more importantly, a trend the Yankees need to break. Continue reading ‘Yankees: Time to boycott the Bronx’ »
The D-Backs have underachieved big time this season, as they now are sporting one of the worst records in baseball at 37-53. So the D-Backs are dumping veterans, like McCarthy but he is owed $4.1 million, which Arizona will still pay.
McCarthy will be a free agent at the end of 2014, so this is just a mid-season rental pending he doesn’t turn into superman or something.
Looking at the 2014 pitching stats for both Nuno and McCarthy, the trade looks like a slight upgrade for the Yankees rotation.
McCarthy strikeouts a lot of batters, but he also gives up a ton of hits and runs.
If your answer were the Yankees offense was stale once again, which wasted another picturesque pitching performance this time featuring Hiroki Kuroda, you would be correct.
The Yankees bats mustered up one run against the Tampa Bay Rays, who only scored two in total but that was good enough to win, 2-1.
The 2014 MLB season is officially over the halfway hump, and the Yankees are heading into the second part of the year, as a .500 team with a 41-41 record.
If you can believe it, the 2013 Yankees were a better team at this time last year with a record of 43-39; and they also were in 2008, at 44-40. Both those seasons the Bronx had no baseball playing come October, but since the AL East has nose-dived as a whole in 2014, the Yankees miraculously still have a fighting chance if they can play better.
Everyone and their mother are aware that the Yankees offense is killing them this season.