To say that I am frustrated with the New York Yankees would be an understatement.
A week ago today was the beginning of the best four games of baseball the 2014 Yankees have played this season.
It was supposed to be remembered as the week when the Yankees finally hit on all cylinders, not a spoof on a seemingly perfect set-up for a team to go on a run.
But unfortunately, my newly found enthusiasm and confidence in these 2014 Yankees went as fast as it came.
The Yankees went on to lose the next two games to the Orioles, and followed that by getting whacked around up in Toronto last evening, 8-3. And please note that the Blue Jays were sans sluggers Jose Bautista and Brett Lawrie last night too.
So after all that hard work, the Yankees have landed back in third place in the AL East, a game behind the O’s and 2.5 games away from catching the apparently immobile first place Blue Jays.
And remember that awe-inspiring emotion that comes standard with any walk-off win?
Well, that has vanished, as the Yankees seem to be taking steps backwards.
– Tanaka had his second loss on Sunday, no thanks to the Yankees offering zero run support, literally.
– After scoring 16 runs in last week’s sweep of the Blue Jays, the Yankees offense has scored only four runs total in their last three games.
– Nuno is the Yankees only constant, as he keeps on stinking.
– Whitley had his terrible start yesterday, as he was tagged for eight earned runs, 11 hits and three walks over 3 1/3 innings.
What truly bums me out is admitting that no team with the Yankees inconsistency can be considered a postseason threat.
Bottom line is even if the Yankees miraculously manage to nab a Wild Card spot, you can bet it will be shorted lived if they don’t smooth out the severity of these ups and downs.
There have been many glimmers of what the 2014 Yankees are capable of doing, and that is a lot of winning.
And nothing makes a goal more worthwhile than experiencing the bumps and bruises along the way.
As for now, my impatience for mediocrity is weaning, which makes convincing myself to stay positive about the Yankees that much harder.
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