After hearing a particular sound bite of Yankees manager Joe Girardi following Sunday’s 3-2 Bombers win over the Reds, Boomer and Craig were magically wisped away…
Joe Girardi had just sat through a rain delay that lasted longer than the game itself. It was enough to make a manager want to throw the rule book in the trash.
Good fortune certainly smiles if the kid works out. If he doesn’t, then the position goes down the tubes. If enough spots follow, then the season goes out the window.
New York’s 9-3 loss to the Indians was overshadowed by the news that rookie sensation Masahiro Tanaka has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow.
The 25-year-old right-hander will attempt nonsurgical rehab on his injured ulnar collateral ligament. Cashman did not rule out season-ending, reconstructive “Tommy John” surgery.
When Masahiro Tanaka pitches, the Yankees can usually count on a win. The All-Star rookie, however, is facing his first real struggles of the season.
The Yankees are no longer expecting CC Sabathia to return to their rotation this year, given the persistence of inflammation in his injured right knee.
The bad news just keeps getting worse for the Yankees. They have lost five games in a row, are below .500 for the first time since April 11, and seemingly can’t hit to save their lives. Now, their horse left-hander has again come up lame.
“I still believe in this team,” Girardi said. “We just need to play better. It’s a lot of different phases. You can look at almost every phase and say we need to play better and we have to find a way to get it done.”
Until a week ago, rookie Chase Whitley was doing a wonderful job filling in for the New York Yankees. Two starts later, he’s beginning to look overmatched.
New York manager Joe Girardi wasn’t promising any money back, but acknowledged that his team’s defense was a problem again Tuesday in Toronto.
Matched up against the Blue Jays for the second time in a week, Chase Whitley had the worst start of his short career.
Steve Pearce insists there was nothing wrong with his slide into Yankees third baseman Kelly Johnson. New York manager Joe Girardi would disagree.
“We went out into the field and we’re like, ‘1-0 on Tanaka, here we go,'” Jose Reyes said. “But then he just shut us down.”
It was that kind of day for the Yankees, who take a two-game losing streak into a key series with division-leading Toronto this week.