On Twitter over the past few days, I've seen the Yankees offense compared to a dumpster fire and Lloyd Christmas throwing up in his mouth. Both of those metaphors work right now, as the team has scored the fourth-fewest runs in baseball this season. After a couple offensive outbursts in the first series of the season against Houston, the bats have looked mostly anemic. Specifically, the left-side infielders have combined to hit like the long-brimmed version of Smalls, the bench-warmers have played like bench-warmers, and Alex Rodriguez has looked every bit the 14,701-day-old he is.
Sure, it's a small sample size of just 20 games so far, but it's not as small of a sample size when you add all of the players' at-bats together. Then it starts getting a lot more worrisome. Or does it?
|Didi Gregorius has a .238/.246/.365 line. (Photo via wsj.com)|