Did you know that, from April 20, 2007 through May 29, 2007, the Yankees went 13-23…and had a five-game and seven-game losing streak during that time? Of course, that was when New York was sending Jeff Karstens, Chase Wright, Kei Igawa, Tyler Clippard and Matt DeSalvo out there to start games for them.
In the last 13 games of the present day Yankees, they’ve gone 4-9…and New York is currently in a five-game losing streak. But, this has come under the rotation of Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes, CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Andy Pettitte. Geez, this means the next 23 games has got to be better this year, right? There’s no way the Yankees can go 9-14 in their next 23 games and match that terrible early season run (of 13-23) that they had in 2007, is there?
At this moment, I’m not so sure that they won’t avoid it matching that run from two years ago – or doing worse.
Then again, it could just be the aftertaste of this game that makes me feel that way…
Oh, and, Mo? Yikes. Four homers allowed in his last five games? Is it just a slump…or worse?
Man, there’s that “or worse?” question again…
In the end, I guess, the two big questions in Yankeeland today are, after this game…just how far down is “rock-bottom” and “are we there yet?”