The New York Yankees need you. Their offense, right now, is missing in action.
The Yanks were shut out twice while losing three of four in Detroit. And, as Chad Jennings pointed out, take away one six-run inning and the Yanks scored just six runs total in the other 35 innings.
Yes, Justin Verlander is a dominant starting pitcher. But, did you check out the bottom of that Yankee lineup Thursday?
Juan Miranda (seven big-league hits) batting seventh.
Randy Winn (.200 batting average, one extra-base hit in 35 at-bats) hitting eighth.
Greg Golson (one bloop single for his big-league career) hitting ninth.
Yuck! These are not your 2009 World Champion New York Yankees. Or, even the team the Yankees started 2010 with.
I have to agree with Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, though. Forget criticizing those guys. They are what they are. It's time for the Yankees' big-time players to step up.
Beginning tonight at the Stadium, theTwins, Red Sox, Rays, Mets and Twins again. They started an outfield in Detroit yesterday that featured Randy Winn, and Greg Golson. That's not exactly a championship outfield.play 13 games against the
With all the injuries, it's time for the Yankees' two big offensive stars to start carrying them:Mark Teixeira.and
Every season, of course, has peaks and valleys. It sure would be nice, though, to see a couple of these Yankee mainstays begin to lift this less-than-whole offense.