That's not to say there won't be any stress and worry today. After all, Michael Pineda will be on the mound, which says tons about the starting rotation. When your best pitcher so far has been CC Sabathia, you know things are very wrong.
No one should be surprised, of course. This was predicted by everyone and it has already come to fruition. What bothers me about it is that so many fans believe the Yankees just sat back and let it happen. I understand people's frustration with Brian Cashman, but he was right in not giving up top prospects for Chris Sale, and especially for Jose Quintana. So patience is the name of the game right now as we wait to see if guys like Pineda, Severino and, shockingly, Tanaka can turn themselves around.
Unfortunately, that waiting might lead to fewer wins when you put it together with a compromised offense. The loss of Sanchez is a huge blow, to say the least. Then there's Greg Bird's ankle and his fall to the flu bug.
As I write this, no lineup has been posted, but there is a chance he will play today. If not, Let's hope he doesn't join Sanchez on the DL. Including Didi Gregorius, that would be three young players on the shelf during a season in which the kids were supposed to be the main draw.
So it's the first of a nine-game home stand today at Yankee Stadium. It's a beautiful day for it. Good feelings all around. Let's hope they'll still be around after the final out.