The Yankees Didn't Bother Showing Up Wednesday Night

May 17, 2012 12:00 AM

The Yankees Didn't Bother Showing Up Wednesday Night

" There are occasionally nights in the course of a long sports season when you wonder why a team didn't just forfeit.

Forget about the real reasons why it doesn't happen -- earning your salary and not giving paying customers a reason to ask for a refund -- and you can find it hard to imagine what forced a team to actually show up from time to time. Wednesday night's Yankee effort was just such a time. 

Derek Jeter was getting a night off as part of Joe Girardi's rest an aging player philosophy, a decision that took the team's most consistent hitter out of the lineup one night after the Yankees failed to muster any kind of offense against Wei-Yin Chen in Baltimore. So it's no great shock to learn that they mustered even less against Kyle Drabek in Toronto.

The Yankees got just three hits on Wednesday night with a Robinson Cano double standing as the only time that they even bothered to hit the ball hard "

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