LADY AT THE BAT: Few Bright Spots In Lost Weekend For Yankees

Monday, April 9, 2018

Few Bright Spots In Lost Weekend For Yankees

Famous last words.

I ended my last post by saying the Yankees needed to take no fewer than three of four games against the Baltimore Orioles this past weekend. The baseball gods are laughing at me right now. What's that expression? Make plans and you make God laugh?

Losing a series like that to a team not expected to compete this season is horrendous enough. But to go through the indignities (at least, for us fans) of what happened in Games 2 and 4 is enough to nearly make a stable person cry like a weak wuss. 😭😭😭 Or, turn a generally happy person into a raging maniac. 😡😡😡

The usual suspects of this young season caused most of the tears and mania. The bullpen and Giancarlo Stanton. Depending on the game, the bullpen's failure could be blamed on ineffectiveness, fatigue or both. Stanton continued to strike out at an alarming pace, acquiring his second platinum sombrero of the week, and he'd never even had one as a Marlin. 

Maybe he's hurt. That would just beat all, wouldn't it? The Yankees are already the walking wounded, with CC Sabathia and Brandon Drury the latest to be added to the DL. Speaking of Drury, I posed this question on Twitter last night:

I'm sure the Yankees are doing their due diligence as you read this--if they haven't already--and will get to the bottom of it--if they haven't already. Could we be looking at a voided traded in the near future?

Two bright spots from yesterday's series finale were Austin Romine and Miguel Andujar. Romine was 3-5 with 3RBI.  In the early going, he's having a better year than Gary Sanchez, numbers-wise. Andujar was 2-5 with 2RBI and a run scored. He also had a good day at 3B. Thanks to Drury's migraines this kid is getting a run, and I'm so happy for him. I hope he truly solidifies himself at the hot corner as well as with this bat.

Finally, I need to remind y'all of something: the date. Today is Monday April 9, 2018. April 9th. APRIL. NINTH. There is NO reason to act as if the Yankees have already been eliminated from playoff contention. Chill, folks.

Off-day today. Baseball Armageddon restarts tomorrow up at Fenway Park. Rest up, everyone.

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