So far, the homestand for the New York Yankees has been a rocky road for the offense. Over the past week, as has been discussed on this site, the clutch hits are just not happening. Fans are looking for scapegoats as the team is closer to last place than first place. The Bombers will look to fix those clutch hitting woes as they begin a three-game series with the Kansas City Royals (16-24) tonight at Yankee Stadium.
The Royals have played much better baseball since the Yankees left Kauffman Stadium a few weeks ago with a mere split. KC still has some young, promising bats in Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas, but they need their young starting pitching to pick up the pace. For the Yankees, they look for the same consistency from their rotation in terms of eating innings and keeping the offense in the game until they find their way.
As the Bombers await the return of Mark Teixeira to the lineup on a full time basis, they will need more than the bottom of the order to produce after losing two of three from the Reds over the weekend. However, this can be considered a pivotal series with New York embarking on a long West Coast road trip after Wednesday night.
With that being said, here is what I talk about on this week’s podcast, brought to you by BaldVinny.com
- Yankees-Reds breakdown
- Who is the scapegoat right now?
- Hope in the rest of the season
- Pitching Matchups
- Kuroda’s need for consistency
- Yankee offense rocks Hochevar?
- A new first timer to the Yankees = uh oh
- Andy’s quest for more dominance!
- Young Royals hitters