Two days ago, it was Eric Chavez who spoke up. With the Yankees struggling to win consistently, Chavez said “there should be a high level of concern” in the Yankees clubhouse. With a veteran team like this, players rarely talk about concern and usually talk about confidence. Chavez looked at it the other way and certainly wasn’t apologizing for it after last night’s win.
“We’ve been losing,” Chavez said. “So if anybody’s comfortable with that — I know I wasn’t. We had a nine-game lead two weeks ago, and that’s gone. I just want to win. I just want to get back to the postseason, and I’d like to have the biggest lead we possibly can have to do it.”
A win this afternoon would give the Yankees a split of this four-game series before they head to Toronto for a weekend set against the Blue Jays.
“I don’t think I’m really concerned about how we play, as long as we just win,” Chavez said. “However we get it done, if it’s a one-nothing shutout or whatever it is. This time of year, a W is all that matters.”