Greetings from the Olli Jokinen International Airport here in Fort Lauderdale. We’re waiting on a flight to Atlanta.
Only a handful of the Yankees traveled on the team charter yesterday as most of the players took off for other destinations. When the Yankees reconvene tomorrow at Turner Field, they will be at a bit of a crossroads.
The Yankees have barely had a pulse for two weeks, going 4-8. One of the wins was gift-wrapped by Luis Castillo and another came when Johan Santana was at his all-time worst. The pitching has actually been solid but the hitters are drifting off in all directions of the compass. The Yankees were held to three runs yesterday by Chris Volstad, who has been one of the worst starters in the NL in recent weeks.
Joe Girardi needs to get ahold of his team soon. The Yankees are too good to play this poorly for much longer. Another week of this and it’ll start to look a lot like last season.
Not much else to report at this early hour. The blog will be getting a software update at noon and we will be off-line for an hour or so. More on that later.
Here is a little good news via Chad Jennings: Ian Kennedy has rejoined Scranton and will start a throwing program. It’s uncertain whether he will pitch again this season, but at least he is moving down the road after having that aneurysm removed from his shoulder.