Yes, David Robertson delivered the final blow in the Yankees 7-4 loss last night, but if we rewind a few innings back, Adam Warren was the one who had given up the first lead (although the runs were charged to Chris Capuano). This was just the latest chapter in Warren’s struggles as he posted a 9.00 ERA in his last 10 appearances.
Warren assured the media he’s not fatigued and he’s not overworked, but he believes there’s a flaw in his mechanics that needs to be fixed.
“My body feels fine,” Warren said. “I’ve had a week off between outings, so physically I feel fine. I think it’s just one of those funks where I just feel like I can’t quite get on top of the ball and feel like my stuff’s not quite as sharp. Just trying to get back to good solid mechanics. I feel like I’m getting there. I haven’t quite gotten there yet, but I feel like I’m getting closer.
“Mechanically I feel a little off, but I feel like I’m taking a step in the right direction and getting where I need to be. Just (working on) really just focusing on mechanics when you can and when you do throw in (bullpen) sessions. Some dry work on the mound, just really focusing on staying back a little bit longer.”
Warren’s struggles have really come at a bad time: the Yankees offense is struggling and the bullpen is beginning to feel the effects of being overworked due to the starters not providing length. It becomes a point where it’s a frightening thought to place Warren in a game where everything is on the line with runners on base. However, Warren has to work out of his funk–and the Yankees are hoping he works out of it soon.