Before the Yankees completed a 3-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians yesterday the news broke that ace CC Sabathia was headed for the 15-DL.
And if that wasn’t enough to swallow during the 5th inning, veteran southpaw Andy Pettitte took a line drive off his left lower leg; and everyone in Yankee Stadium froze.
Pettitte threw just one more pitch; a perfect strike but the 40-year old southpaw would have to leave the game immediately following.
And now the Yankees will be sans Pettitte for a minimum of 6 weeks as he fractured his left fibula.
So in less than 24-hours, the Yankees lost not one but two aces in their starting rotation.
What does this mean for the Yankees?
As Skipper Joe Girardi so eloquently put it in the postgame, “Guys are going to have to step it up.”
And I could not agree more with Girardi’s statement, as I do believe that this team has the talent to brave this storm; and a few weeks ago my sentiments would have been different.(...)Read the rest of New York Yankees: ...