To quote a headline from our great editor, Chris Carelli, the New York Yankees have officially hit rock bottom with their offense. This team has completely lost its focus and its edge, especially with runners in scoring position. The pitching was brilliant from the Bombers as Hiroki Kuroda was racking up the strikeouts against the Tigers’ offense. He retired the first fifteen hitters in order until a lackluster play defensively by Robinson Cano in the 7th inning that gave Detroit their only run.
So far, this series has been filled with so much drama on the field with all on the boos and all the off field drama caused by Nick Swisher and the his complaining about the fans’ treatment of him. Now, the Yankees have to find a way for the offense to break out in Detroit against arguably the best pitcher in the game in Justin Verlander.
For this show, I talk about the Yankees’ struggles at the plate, Girardi’s lineup dilemma, the success of the starting pitching and a preview of the pitching matchup between Phil Hughes and Verlander on Tuesday. This show was recorded Sunday night at 8:30 PM.