Uh oh. When Andy’s arm was hurting last year, he stank up the joint pretty badly. Given the run of good pitching he gave the Yanks in the second half this year, this news comes at the worst possible time, especially when it looks like AJ Burnett has gone into the tank as well. The state of the Yankees pitching staff is in distress at the moment, and right on the precipice of October baseball.
Am I suddenly worried about the prospect of even getting out of the ALDS? Yes, very much so. Just a week ago, I would’ve said the Yanks could punch their ticket to the World Series. Now I’m not even sure they won’t pull a “Mets” and cough up the division lead.
-Posted by MJ