Both the pitching and offense haven't been able to get on the same page.
Coming into this year, the Yankees seemed to be one of the deepest teams in baseball. They had more arms than spots to put them, and a seasoned bench backing up future hall of famers. For the past two years, New York cracked the 850 runs scored mark, the only team to do so. Last year, they compiled a 3.74 era, while allowing 657 runs.
Injuries and slumps to key players have plagued the team so far this year. Mariano Rivera and Michael Pineda are both out for the year. Brett Gardner, the main catalyst at the bottom of the lineup is about a month away from coming back. Russell Martin is hitting on the interstate and Mark Teixeira hasn’t hit with runners in scoring position. Only recently has Robinson Cano found his stroke – he was hitting .255 a week and a half ago (now .299).
On the pitching side, CC Sabathia has been his usual self. Entering tonights game against Baltimore, he was 5-0 with a 3.51 era. Ivan Nov...