It’s time for the Yankees bats to start thriving. While the players themselves must accept the blame for so many of them batting under .300, it’s also time for Joe Girardi to change things up to help those players.
We at Yankees Truth are firm believers in “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” So when a player is doing well, he should play. When a pitcher is doing well, leave him in until his arm falls off.
Joe Girardi does not believe in that. Instead, Girardi believes that when a pitcher is doing well, take him out and hope the next guy does well too. Girardi costs us many, many games with that flawed logic.
The batting order that Girardi has been using is NOT doing well. We are barely above .500 for the season, and Girardi will not shake it up. Girardi stubbornly leads off with Brett Gardner, and us fans have to watch him strike out all the time. Enough!
Let Ichiro lead off for a week and see how things go. Let Jeter lead off. Heck, let Brian McCann lead off. Anything! The one thing you cannot do is to keep the same old lineup and expect different results. Girardi must be smarter than that. Shake it up a little, Joe.