The New York Yankees are a ghost ship.
Derek Jeter’s broken ankle is just the exclamation point. From the very start of postseason play, the Yankees have been anemic at the plate.
Stats (via ESPN):
Fun fact to know and tell: The Yanks might be just above the Mendoza Line, but their opponents are even below them.
Regardless, the Yankees strand runners like the MBTA strands riders. So they’re down 2-0 to the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS.
They’ve gone from anemic to pathetic at the plate, mindlessly flailing away without a clue.
That doesn’t mean they can’t come back.
But it’s a long road if they do.