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The Yankees are going to be without the bat of Jacoby Ellsbury and the power of Mark Teixeira, meaning they are going to have to find a way to manufacture runs without those two in the lineup.

Game after game, the media has asked Joe Girardi about the Yankees offensive woes and everyday he’s given an answer. When he was asked again today after another offensive letdown, he really was at a loss for words and he sounded pretty discouraged. However, he stressed that someone on the team had to step up.

“It is what it is and someone else has got to come up with some big hits today,” Girardi said.

Girardi also added this about the offense: “There’s no magic formula. Can I go, I don’t know, walk on my hands through the clubhouse? No, I can’t do that. It’s just continue to work and you keep throwing them out there. You try to give the guys that you believe are the most productive consistent at-bats and eventually it’s going to change.”

Some Notes

CC Sabathia is slated to make his second rehab start tonight for Double-A Trenton. Once I get his results, I’ll post it on the blog.

— When I saw the lineup, I noticed Brett Gardner was in left field and Ichiro Suzuki was playing center field. Now, I know the options on the bench are limited with Ellsbury out of the lineup but personally I would of had the outfielders play their natural positions–well, as natural as possible. That would mean Gardner in center, Ichiro in right and Alfonso Soriano in left. I’m not sure what was Girardi’s logic when it came to assigning the positions but for me, I would have placed the outfielders in their natural positions. It was just something I wanted to get off my chest.


8 thoughts on “Joe Girardi discouraged about lineup woes

  • Michael R

    Considering the talent level of this team I'd say they are performing at expectations.

  • Robert Rufa

    What can Girardi do? I don't know, but I'm pretty sure I know what Stengel would've done–he would've chewed some asses. Maybe the multi-million dollar contracts they sign these days have a no-ass-chewing-for-underperformance clause.
    PS: So wouldn't it be interesting if the Yanks started manufacturing enough runs to win without Ellsbury and Texeira in the lineup.

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