The frustration continued last night, as Red Sox lefty Eduardo Rodriguez held them to one run over six innings, while Ivan Nova teased fans for six innings before turning into his usual inconsistent self.
One bright spot last night was the underbelly of the Yankees' bullpen. The ragtag bunch pitched two innings of one-run ball, giving the Yankees a chance to rally--which they didn't, of course.
After a break tonight, when Rick Porcello goes up against Michael Pineda, the parade of lefties continues, with Wade Miley facing Masahiro Tanaka. In the series finale on Thursday, Rich Hill tackles the Yankees' own southpaw, CC Sabathia.
Meanwhile, they're on the verge of both a playoff berth and the 10,000th win in franchise history. John Sterling believes that three wins are needed for the playoff berth. No one seems to know, really. It's enough to give anyone a headache.
Avoid the headaches. Focus on winning tonight. Take care of business today. Worry about tomorrow, tomorrow.