,Apparently the Yankees are allergic to sustained success. They went 7-3 on the homestand only to come out and drop the first two games of this series with the Diamondbacks. Tuesday night’s final score was 5-3. The Yankees are 16-22 and it’s been three weeks since they were within even three games of .500. Feels like the same ole Yankees. Another dismal Michael Pineda start. Pineda struck out nine, but gives up nine hits in five innings. His 6.60 ERA shows just how awful he’s been and I wonder what the Yankess are going to do with him. Something has to change. Besides Pineda, the Yankess as a whole just look lethargic once again. I’m surprised at the lack of hustle on the part of Bret Gardner who took his time retrieving a ball in the corner in the second inning, allowing Chris Owings to stretch a double into a triple, or the lackadaisical response by Brian McCann on a passed ball that scooted to the backstop, allowing Nick Ahmed to take second and third base. Get your head in the game, fellas!!
The Yankee offense sputtered again at the hands of Zack Greinke, getting just 6 hits. Mark Teixeira was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, one night after registering his second three-hit game of the season. Continuing a season-long trend, the switch-hitter had his three hits batting right and took a collar Tuesday batting left. Maybe it’s time to consider just batting right. (I, of course know this won’t happen). Along with Tex, Gardner, McCann and Headly all went hitless. A loss tonight would mean a sweep at the hands of the Diamondbacks and everything they accomplished on the home stand went for nothing.
My word for Today is......Accountability:
Time to play the blame game -whose responsible for our misery?
a) Cashman & Hal
b) Girardi and coaches
c) The players
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