Friday, April 06, 2007

Woe is Us

After three games into the season, a lot of questions have been replaced by new questions.

What happened to the defense?
What happened to the pitching?
What happened to A-Rod? -Wait, that's the same one as before...

So far the Yankees lead the majors in errors with six , three in back-to-back games, the first time since 1926.
Gold Glove shortstop Derek Jeter is responsible for three errors including two tonight in a loss against the Orioles. The other three were split among A-Rod, Meinty, and Josh Phelps.
Wether it is the cold air swooping down from Canada, the moisture in the air, or the Yankees failed to realize the season started, something needs to be done.

The Yankees pitching answers seemed to have solved with the signing of Pettitte and the return of Pavano, but that was the opposite.
No Yankees pitcher this season has yet to reach the five inning mark and all three starters so far have allowed more than 4 runs each.
Mariano Rivera has lead the team in strike outs with three that he earned on the season opener while pitching one inning. Mussina passed that mark today with a fourth K.
So the question is raised again, how are the Yankees going to solve their pitching problems if their starters can't go past four innings?
The middle relief is so-so with Luis Vizcaino garning the only win only to suffer a loss in his next outing.
Kyle Farnsworth has so far made a impression in his outings not allowing any runs.

Alex, Alex, Alex. You hit a home run on Opening Day, got a standing O, but it was not clutch. Last night you had two chances to win the game including a bases-loaded situation in which a base hit would have won the game, but instead you pop out.
Tonight, with two men on and two outs, same thing, same results.
I am not going to put the full blame on A-Rod, since there are 24 other players on the team who are equally responsible in the Yankees recent failures.

Week one has come and gone, three games have passed, and the Yankees are not fully aware of their surroundings. It's the regular season, time to play ball.

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