Hey, Yankees fans! You like nonstop action? Don’t worry! Based on what we’ve seen thus far in 2021, there’ll always be another roster leak to plug on this extremely flawed “team” that every pundit loved, sight unseen.
Is the pitching putting up an historically good ERA through six games? Don’t worry! That’ll fade as soon as the offense first shows up.
Is the lineup finally clicking? All good! The defense will get shuffled around at the drop of a hat and clatter to the turf on routine plays.
Is Gary Sanchez silencing his doubters with a strong start to 2021? Don’t be concerned! He’s about to get hit in the testicles.
Friday afternoon’s game against the Rays began with a banner-raising ceremony that should’ve reminded the Yankees what they were up against.
Instead, it reminded Tampa who they are. This utter slop-fest can best be summed up by one errant foul ball midway through a four-run fourth.
Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez got hit in the junk by a foul ball Friday.
Can MLB afford to confiscate another set of balls after Wednesday’s Trevor Bauer debacle? Asking for an El Gary.
So far, through seven excruciating games, the vast majority of Yankees action has felt like Friday’s futile effort. If it’s not one thing, it’s another. If the spunky young Blue Jays are struggling offensively, the Bombers will reciprocate by taking themselves out of their own rallies. If the offense is feasting on middling Orioles pitching, Aaron Judge’s side soreness will suddenly resurface.
And if they’ve just taken a narrative-shifting two-run lead on a mammoth Aaron Hicks home run in the top of the third, you can bet they’ll have allowed the Rays to put the tying run on third in the very next inning without recording a single out.
Impact. To. The. Balls.
Get ’em tomorrow, boys. Oh, wait, that game’s also at Tropicana Field? Yeah … right. Get ’em next series. And practice your defense.