This is the first time that the Yankees have lost three games in a row (this year) since the first week of the season (when they lost 4 in a row from April 4th through April 8th).
If they lose on June 11th, with the off-day that follows on Monday, when the Yankees play their next game, on June 13th, it will be one full week since they last won a game.
I want to say that it’s a pretty big spot (tomorrow) for Shawn Chacón – because of all the aforementioned bad-streaking. But, in reality, it’s not just about starting pitching tomorrow.
Chacón can do a good job – just as Mussina did in the game today – and still lose if the Yankees don’t swing the bats or make the plays in the field.
In their last 27 innings played, New York batters have whiffed 22 times and only had 19 hits. In the field, in those same 27 innings, the Yankees have made 3 errors – which should have been four – and also had one passed ball.
These last three games, including this one, have been a team effort for the Yankees – in terms of who’s helped ensure the losses. It’s been pitching one night, lack of hitting in another, and today it was the defense.
OK, that’s the hat-trick. Congrats. How about a win now?