LADY AT THE BAT: Yankees Snap Skid Amid The Mess At First

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Yankees Snap Skid Amid The Mess At First

And a child shall lead them.

For the Yankees, that "child" was Jordan Montgomery. The Baby Bomber pitched 5.2 very strong innings, giving up two runs while striking out five Angels. The Yankees finally snapped their seven-game losing streak, beating LA 8-4.

I was beginning to wonder if Ricky Nolasco was going to keep the Yankees out of the win column once again. It was touch and go there for a while. Then, Joe Girardi just had to give Tyler Clippard a chance to try and find himself. He didn't, and Aroldis Chapman had to restore order, throwing the season's fastest pitch (102.9 mph) in the process.

Austin Romine, whom Montgomery has the best results with, had three hits with two RBIs, including his 100th career base hit. With him catching, Gary Sanchez was the DH, which moved Matt Holliday to first base.

First base. One of the big problems, and big mysteries, this year. Greg Bird is still out, and hopefully the cortisone shot he received will get him back to baseball activities in 3-5 days. Until then, The Mess At First. It appears Girardi isn't interested in going to the Chris Carter Camp that Brian Cashman and the front office are holding. Tyler Austin hasn't been invited. It makes absolutely no sense.

Well, we've been wrong about the front office before (regarding Hicks), so maybe we'll be wrong again. I can't see it, though. They knew what they were getting in Carter, and for whatever reason, they don't want to clean up his mess.

Finally, from the hospital files, this update from top prospect Gleyber Torres:

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