Thursday, May 26, 2022


There was one bright spot in last night's game against the Orioles, and that was JP Sears. The Yankees didn't have any offensive answers to the Orioles, but Sears rose to the occasion all on his own.

It shouldn't be that way though. Sears looked great, he was impressive and since he has exploded onto the Yankee scene unexpectedly, we hinted that IT JUST WENT FROM BAD TO WORSE FOR DEIVI GARCIA. But honestly, Deivi Garcia isn't the only concern.... there's an elephant in the room we can't ignore.

All I want to reflect on is how great Sears looked in his first major league start where he threw 84 pitches, in 5 innings that allowed 3 hits and no earned runs.....but I can't. The Yankees deflated offense completely distracted me. Sears moment is overshadowed for me by the same old, disappointing offense. The Yankees won another series, but no thanks to the dead offense.

The Yankees have found their first test of the 2022 season. The injury bug has finally weaseled its way back in the clubhouse, and it couldn't come at a worse time. The Rays are up next in an important four game series with a 4.5 game lead in the AL East that sounds like a nice cushion.....but it's not. I don't care that it's early in the season because the Rays are a thorn in the Yankees side. We aren't 100% healthy and we aren't playing our best. It's time to buckle down.

Good teams will find a way to win no matter what obstacles are in their way. I don't care that Giancarlo Stanton is out with what Aaron Boone now claims is "ankle inflammation" and not a calf strain. Yes, he's a big par of the lineup but so are guys like Aaron Hicks only because he's paid an insane amount of money and utterly useless.

There is plenty of other talent that should be able to step up and help this team keep winning, but that doesn't include Hicks. I don't think there is anything in the world that would make Boone see and understand this. He's useless offensively and defensively. He literally has no benefit for the Yankees....but yet he led off last night. Go figure.

I'm happy for Sears, I am but he carried the Yankees last night. He's the reason we won. The offense needs to pull their heads out of their rear ends and figure it out fast or the Rays are going to close the gap.

We squeaked out a win last night.... but I'm still mad. The Yankees owe Sears a few beers and a nice steak dinner.

--Jeana Bellezza-Ochoa
BYB Senior Managing Editor
Twitter: @nyprincessj

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