Sunday, June 30, 2013
No Offense = Getting Swept
Hiroki Kuroda pitched well again but fails to win, again. The right hander went 6+ innings and allowed four runs but by the time those four runs were allowed the game was all but over. When people say that you need to have faith, I tell them that I am thinking in realistic terms. I know that this group of Yankees as is will not get the job done to come from behind and score three runs. The days of blasting three-run home runs are behind as the Yankees need to figure out a way to score runs in order to prevent them from becoming sellers by the trade deadline. The downward trend that the Yankees are on is not promising in any way. After the hot start, the Yankees are losing almost nightly, all because they cannot score runs in big spots. The Yankees a boatload of runners in scoring position tonight but they fail time and time again at getting the runners home.
Hopefully things will change for the Yankees as they head into the Twin Cities to face their friends, the Twins. The Yankees have had the Twins number for almost a decade now, and a visit to Target Field may be just what the doctor ordered for the Yankees to get going offensively again. Andy Pettitte will try to level his record at 6-6 tomorrow against Scott Diamond, who is 5-7 with a 5.40 ERA on the season.