LADY AT THE BAT: Can The Yankees Find Ways To Get It Done?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Can The Yankees Find Ways To Get It Done?

From The Bronx Daily:

“At times, guys are going to shut you down. But it gets to the point where you get tired of always giving a pitcher credit. He pitched a good game, but we’ve got to find ways to get it done.”---Derek Jeter, referring to last night's Twins starter, Glen Perkins. [New York Times]

Can they? The Yankees have been consistently inconsistent all season, winning a few, then losing a few, getting runners on base, then failing to get them in, pitching well one night, then not pitching the next. This is the definition of a .500 team, and .500 teams do not make the playoffs.

Last week in Texas, the Yankees split a four game series with the Rangers. It was the fifth time this season that they came back and split a four game series after losing the first two. On the surface, this makes the Yankees look like a pretty resilient bunch. But, to me, when I look at it more closely, it just makes them look like a .500 team.

The season is heading into the home stretch. There's not too much time left for Jeter and Company to find ways to get it done.

Bernadette
(aka, The Lady)

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