The Yankees managed just one run and four hits in Friday night’s 2-1 loss to the Mets, all off R.A. Dickey, who baffled them with his knuckleball over six innings. But they couldn’t hit Mike O’Connor, Jason Isringhausen and Francisco Rodriguez, either. This was one night after they scored 13 against the Orioles, which was one night after they scored one time in the first 14 innings against Baltimore.
This lineup should be hitting consistently by now, but it hasn’t happened.
“I wish I could explain it,” Derek Jeter said.
The team is batting .224 with runners in scoring position at Yankee Stadium, including .148 in this six-game losing streak at home.
“If you keep putting guys on, eventually it’s going to turn,” Joe Girardi said.
Girardi was asked about possibly tweaking the lineup. Of course, he did that last Saturday, dropping Nick Swisher and Jorge Posada, which led to those repercussions involving Posada.
“The last time I did something, everyone was in an uproar,” Girardi said. “I mean, we just scored (13) runs with that exact same lineup. When you face a knuckleballer, you never know what you’re going to get.”
The Subway Series crowd was subdued at times.
“When there’ s not a lot of offense, there’s not a lot to cheer about,” Girardi said.
The Yankees will see if they can do better tonight when lefty Chris Capuano starts for the Mets.