Yankees eke out a win, but team needs a thunderbolt to strike

Manager Joe Girardi (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
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Radical Problems Demand Radical Solutions

The Yankees need a jolt or a thunderbolt to hit them right smack in the face. Call it a wake-up call if you wish, but there are guys in the lineup who need a week or so to “think about it” because no matter how many ingenious lineups Joe Girardi can come up with, it’s not working.

Following the Cleveland series which wraps up this afternoon, the Yankees have an off-day Monday before playing three game sets against the Blue Jays and Red Sox.

I said a thunderbolt is needed to fix this team and I meant it. Immediately following today’s game, the Yankees can deliver that jolt by sending Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, at least until Friday when the Boston series begins at the Stadium.

Or better yet, send them to Double-A Trenton Thunder who are scheduled to play in nearby Hartford, Connecticut, instead of the Railriders who will be wandering off to Georgia for most of the week.

For the players in the minors, it’ll be a treat to be around Judge and Sanchez, as well as a chance to eat well for a week, it being a tradition for big leaguers dropping by to buy catered food for the team, rather than the usual sandwiches and chips following a game.

Moreover, it’s a good lesson for all as once again it proves what baseball minds have always said, it’s easy to get to the majors, but the trick is staying there.