Well, hello there everybody. Welcome to This Week In Yankees Baseball. As the calendar turns to September, apart from the decimating injuries to the starting rotation, there is one thing that has hampered the Boys From The Bronx all year. And if they don’t straighten it out real soon, turn out the lights, the party’s over. Take a listen to Jacoby Ellsbury after the Bombers eight-run inning when the Yankeess beat Detroit on Wednesday:
“It’s a great feeling,” Ellsbury said according to MLB.com. “It takes the pressure off the offense. It takes it off the pitcher.” “Obviously, it’s the difference in the game, but that’s nice when you can string hits together like that. Good things will happen, and you’re going to score some runs when that happens.”
“You hate to waste an outing like Pineda’s, he said, also according to MLB.com. “That’s a good offensive club over there, and he did a great job for us.”
So the one thing the Yanks need to find is offensive consistency. Manager Joe Girardi can pull all of the right strings, make all of the right moves, but he can’t go up there and hit. The puzzle has left him scratching his head.
“It’s a strange game,” Girardi said according to NorthJersey.com. It had been almost five years since a one-hitter had been pitched against the Yankees. The good news is that 17 of the 27 games in September are at home, so they have an opportunity to find that consistency. And, of course, they better. We’re going to sign off this week with some Yankees trivia. All you have to do is fill in the blank to finish this Yogi Berra quote, according to Baseball Almanac: “It ain’t over till _______ .”