Last night was a whole bunch of ass. Let us curse both the Yankees’ offense and the baseball gods, then never speak of it again. Deivi García is going to need to have a solid afternoon to help wash the bad taste out of everyone’s mouths ... and even then, the lineup is going to have to do better than one lonesome run in nine innings against the 2021 Detroit Tigers pitching staff. Sorry, I know, I’m speaking of it again. It was just dismal.
On the site today, Tom will discuss the Yankees’ shoddy record against AL East foes and Erica will write about the Yankees’ high (unwanted) propensity for hitting into double plays. Prior to the late-afternoon game, John will explore how exactly opposing pitchers are working to reduce the Yankees’ power, and Matt will look back on a surprisingly excellent Mel Stottlemyre performance at the plate.
New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers
Time: 4:10 p.m. EST
TV: WPIX, Bally Sports Detroit, MLB Network (out-of-market only)
Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280
Venue: Comerica Park
1. If you could make one move — remember, just one — to jumpstart the offense, what would it be?
2. Have you been to a minor league game yet this year? If not, do you have a trip planned?