A LOSE/LOSE FOR THE YANKEES…
It was a double whammy in the Bronx, as the New York Yankees lost to the Minnesota Twins for the second time this week 5-6; and minutes after the game ESPN New York’s Andrew Marchand tweeted that Brett Gardner was placed on the DL with strained elbow.
Marchand followed with the details that Gardner was sent a half-hour before last night’s game to get an MRI after his arm swelled after he took some swings in the batting cage. Gardner was placed on the 15-day DL after the test’s results.
This is a big loss for the Yankees as Gardner’s speed makes life a lot harder for opposing pitchers because he is such a pest but his defense is also irreplaceable, as he superb left-fielder.
It would have been nice if Girardi had the option of calling up an outfielder with some speed, but due to the depleted bullpen he called up reliever Cody Eppley.
The Yankees starting pitchers are to thank for that as, except for CC Sabathia, the rotation has been shoddy. And with Phil Hughes on the mound tonight you have to expect the bullpen will get over worked once again.
What great timing this is as the 6-6 Yankees are about to head out on a tough road trip that starts at Fenway Park tomorrow afternoon at 3”15 pm, and ends in Arlington on Wednesday night before they return home to host the Tigers.
With this latest Yankee development all I could think of was one of my favorite C.S. Lewis quotes:
“When things go wrong, you’ll find they usually go on getting worse for some time; but when things once start going right they often go on getting better and better.”