The clubhouse was a quiet place after the game as you might imagine. Brian Cashman defended his manager and coaching staff. Joe Torre reached deep into the cliche vault for assorted “it’ll get better” phases and the players seemed stunned.
What are the odds of two pitchers getting hit by line drives and breaking bones? Or a pitcher having to leave a no-hitter in the seventh inning because of a blown hamstring? Or Johnny Damon letting a ball bounce out of his glove and over the fence?
But the Yankees are 1-7 against the Mets and Red Sox and 4-13 in games decided by one or two runs. Even if George Steinbrenner isn’t the old Boss, those around him don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.
Something has to change or changes will be made.
Here is Joe Torre:
And Jorge Posada:
Thanks for reading. Catch you tomorrow.