The Yankees need all the help they can get. They are staggering. Don’t forget, the Red Sox were in first place heading into September last year. Since then, they are 69-93.
The aging Yankees could be heading to a collapse of their own. They need to turn it around and fast.
The fact the Yankees need A-Rod, who at the age of 37 is hitting .276 and has only 15 home runs and 44 RBIs and has been limited by injuries the last two years, shows you the desperate state this team is in heading down the stretch.
Joe Girardi was quite testy after the loss. It was not a good day for the manager as he stayed too long with an ineffective Phil Hughes, who really needed to step up yesterday, but didn’t. Hughes went into the sixth with a 3-1 lead and surrendered a three-run bomb to Mark Reynolds, his second home run of the day and fourth of the series.
Rodriguez played for the Class A Tampa Yankees on Friday and Saturday and went through an extensive workout in Tampa yesterday to try to prepare for today and the matchup against Big Game James Shields.
“It’s time to step it up,’’ said CC Sabathia, who will get the ball for the Yankees.
Posted: September 03, 2012 at 10:11 AM | 47 comment(s)
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