Just after the recent trade between the Chicago Cubs and the Texas Rangers, Matt Garza made his debut in a Rangers uniform yesterday against the New York Yankees. In previous history, the Yankees were 11-1 against Garza and are fairly familiarized with his pitching because of Garza’s years Tampa. However, last night was different.
Injuries after injuries have caused the Yankees a severe lack of offense and a bundle of pressure on their starting pitchers.
Andy Pettitte only surrendered 2 earned runs, over 6 innings, giving up 8 hits while the Yankees bats were put to sleep yet again. The Yankees only scored 1 run off Garza when Cano hit an RBI single to right center. The starting second and third string players filling in for injured Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Mark Texiera, and Curtis Granderson are making the opposing pitchers look like All-Stars and in most cases, they really aren’t.
As the days go by and the season progresses, the Yankees are losing time to potentially gain some ground against the red hot Boston Red Sox and the streaking Tampa Bay Rays.
The Yankees are waiting until their starters are back and are hoping they can save the season. Unfortunately, they are going to keep losing game after game, run out of time, and fail to make the play-offs.
The season is over for the Yankees and they are accepting this season as a failure.
If George “The Boss” Steinbrenner was here, the New York Yankees would not be in this situation.