Yankees Spend Another Night Stuck in a Rut

August 8, 2012 12:00 AM

Yankees Spend Another Night Stuck in a Rut

" If it seems like the Yankees can't stay out of their way long enough to win a game right now, it might be because it's true.

Just check out this video of Eric Chavez hitting Cody Eppley in the head with a throw back to the mound from Tuesday night's game. When you can't even successfully pull off the ol' throw the ball around the infield and then back to the pitcher routine that baseball teams complete successfully dozens of times a night, then you know something just isn't right around the team.

There's a good chance that you didn't need that video to teach you that lesson, though. Tuesday's 6-5 loss to the Tigers was the team's 12th in its last 18 games, a skid that has brought the rest of the AL East back into the race (the Orioles are within 4.5 games) and raised questions about how they're going to get back on the right track.

Getting good pitching would be a nice place to start "

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