Three more games.
Three more games, over four days, before this Yankees season from hell faces its first bona fide test.
Three other games for this defeated and broken group are beginning to act as contestants, even if they barely look like one.
The Yankees opening estate closed with breath and bagpipe – and we need to mention yet another injury. Troy Tulowitzki didn't do it over a 2: 1 loss to a terrible tiger on Wednesday afternoon, leaving in the fourth shift with a tense left body, and he certainly wasn't the only person who felt the pain in this slogan competition as a home team set a 18-bet franchise record for this The young season fell to 2-4 stamps.
"The main league season is still a glove that is in trouble," said Aaron Boone. "They come in many shapes and sizes all year round, even in the best of seasons."
Could you ever imagine that this team would go on their first trip, which lost a series with last year's worst team, the Orioles and Ron Gardenhire Motown? Or are they going to lose three ordinary players (Miguel Andujar, Giancarlo Stanton and Tulowitzki) who are at the top of myriad boys who didn't even make it out of camp? What is a fiasco.
"It's shit. It's hard, "said Aaron Judge. "But going through a bad state makes the team stronger."
In an effort to win the series and even until their record, the Yankees set out the most weak Wednesday effort, driving four singles and double and giving the Tigers starter Matthew Boyd his life's play; in his 6 shifts he set a personal record with 13 hits. Gary Sanchez made his fourth mistake, all from throwing the variety, in his five matches. Their best rally, one run and the Yankees in first and second place in the third inning, ended when Gleyber Torres's bullet struck the referee's base on foot, which was an unlikely third place.
If the Yankees can attribute much of what went wrong this first week, they can't do so with Tulowitzki's very likely move to IL. The 34-year-old, who played 66 big-league games last year in 2017 and zero, was always a huge risk as a place for regular shortstop Didi Gregorius. Hail Mary passing the front office had no ground.
Now he is now on the next wave of Baby Bombers: Tyler Wade, who takes over at the second base, while Torres slips to the shortstop. Clint Frazier, occupying an outfield / designated hitter site at Stanton Place. Medieval starter Jonathan Loaisiga, who fought four shaking shifts. Unless they come up with pedigrees Judge, Sanchez and Severino, who are obsessed, are not designers. At least some must reach their potential.
“We told everyone [in spring training] hey, everyone's going to influence it, "the judge said. “You don't know when your time will be called upon to come and stand for us. … It's angry that it's early in the season that it's happening, but the guys are up. That is all. "
They turned off in Baltimore Wednesday night to avenge their Orioles opening series. They must at least win the show, right? They have to start feeling better than leaving Charm City for Houston, where Astros (who is fair, they are on their slow start) will be waiting with a real list.
The Yankees left Tampa with such a promise, despite an alarming outbreak of injury. They leave New York less than two weeks later with anxiety and forced words of hope.
"I will hang my hat in our group and I know that this way we will fight this way and get it moving," Boone said.
They have three games that are beginning to return to respect.