Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Girardi Doesn't Intend to Change Yankees' Lineup

Since Carlos Beltran hit that walk-off home run back on June 20, the Yankees' everyday lineup has struggled to do anything.

The nine-man group, a big reason why the team's gone 2-8 in their last 10 games, has averaged just 3.1 runs a contest during their ugly recent stretch, causing them to fall way back in both the AL East and AL Wild Card standings.

Despite that, Manager Joe Girardi apparently doesn't plan to do anything, telling ESPN New York's Wallace Matthews after yesterday's loss that the guys the Yanks currently have are just going to have to start contributing. 

"These are the guys that we have, and these are the guys that have to get it done on a nightly basis," he said. "As I’ve said in the game, no one is going to feel sorry for you, and no one has a magic potion. You just have to go out and grind it out."

Going into today's finale against Tampa Bay, the Bombers have amazingly not led since Friday, a stat truly disturbing to a fan of any team.

In the games since then, they've actually been pretty competitive, although you have to ask yourself if that really matters, as each of the club's last four contests have obviously not been wins.

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