New York has endured a hurricane and an earthquake in the past few days. Some would say that indicates the end of times. Not quite, but it is somewhat symbolic for what the Yankees have been going through – a lot of anxiety, tumult and turmoil.
First off, Joe Girardi is NOT in a good mood. Lately he’s been jawing at umpires and he was absolutely fuming at how MLB rescheduled the games with the Orioles – avoiding a doubleheader on Friday and adding a game in Baltimore on Sept. 8. Buck Showalter accused him of being insensitive to the Orioles organization’s loss of Mike Flanagan, and it just went downhill from there.
I don’t exactly envy Girardi right now in trying to figure out whom to play for the rest of the year, and more importantly whom to include on the post-season roster. A-Rod is out yet again, and Jeter is banged up, not to mention broken up from long-time girlfriend Minka Kelly. The starting rotation has swelled to half a dozen, with all six showing lapses as well as great performances in the past few weeks.
The Yankees sit 1.5 games back in the AL East with three to play in Boston this week. The games should be hard-fought, but whether they sweep or get swept, there are still a lot of tough decisions heading into October. It just might get worse before it gets better.
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Written by Stephanie Geosits