Missing: Yankees offense


Yankee starters went seven innings and gave up four hits in each of the last two games. Meanwhile, the offense combined for two runs on 12 hits while going 1-for-10 with RISP and leaving 12 men on base over that span.

It is a sad day when soon-to-be 37-year-old Derek Jeter (4-for-13, .308) and 39-year-old Jorge Posada (4-for-12, .333) are the leading hitters in a series. Yuck. It’s going to be a long season if they don’t start hitting.

Speaking of Jeter, he left the game in the eighth inning with a sore right hip. He says it’s no big deal and Girardi says he’s day-to-day. Don’t be surprised if Eddie Nunez gets the nod at short tomorrow afternoon.

In other injury news, Cashman said Phil Hughes feels better after getting a cortisone shot on April 28. Philthy is going to rest for another two weeks and, if all goes well, return in 6-to-8 weeks. It will probably be longer though.

AJ will be on the mound trying to earn a split tomorrow at 1:05 against Rick Porcello in the finale. However, it might not matter how well he pitches if the offense can’t get a hit.