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Yankees: Are you in a state of shock too?

What does it mean when you wear Yankee pinstripes, and can’t beat the Mets? 

It spells t-r-o-u-b-l-e my friend, and that is exactly what this makeshift Yankees team is in.

Here are the Yankees batting stats during this Mets series (stats courtesy of ESPN.com):

New York Yankees vs. New York Mets - 2013

No doubt hovering a tad over .500 would have been an acceptable holdover until the Yankees stars got healthy.

But that wasn’t good enough for these castoff substitutes who have held down the fort well beyond any expectations.

Just in the nick of time All-Stars Kevin Youkilis and Mark Teixeira return today, followed by Andy Pettitte next week.

Does this save the Yankees season?

It should help but say it doesn’t, and the Yankees continue to lose?

That will mean all the hard work done by this makeshift group turns to a total waste.

Subway Series

Subway Series (Photo credit: joshbousel)

With the stars returning and a 25-man roster, skipper Joe Girardi has some big decision to make.

Who goes to make room for Youks and Tex?

My guess is the Yankees will carry only 12 pitchers instead of 13.

This would mean reliever Preston Claborne will probably go today followed by starter Vidal Nuno on Monday when Pettitte returns or vice versa.

My guess is Reid Brignac will be the position player sent back down as he has been useless. Brignac is posting a .059 batting average with one hit and nine strikeouts. Enough said.

Regardless, I am still in a state of shock from what happened this week.

The Mets had never swept the Yankees in a Subway Series. And it marked the third time the Amazins have won this inter-city rivalry; the others times were in 2004 and 2008.

Now the first place Red Sox are in town for a weekend set and if the Yankees don’t break this five game losing streak, things will get ugly, and fast.

I will leave you with the Yankees battign stats from the last week courtesy of ESPN.com:

NYY - Batting - 05/24 - 05/31


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One Comment

  1. Richard says:

    As bad as it seems. we could have easily split the subway series. Now its a tight AL E again but we are still in it. Hold the fort and in a couple of weeks get Grandy back. I'm glad Nova was sent down and I'm sure Phelps will right his ship. What No one is saying is how the future 200 million Cano has FAILED to carry this team when we needed him MOST!@!!!!!!!!!