"I think it's a month where you can look at it half-empty or half-full," Girardi said. "With the struggles that our starting pitching has had, are we lucky to be 13-9? Probably. ... I'm pleased with where we are. I think we're swinging the bats pretty good, but there are still some guys that we need to get on track. We're 13-9, we've had struggles in the rotation, our long man is going to step in on Thursday, we haven't gotten a ton of production from Robbie Cano and we're still 13-9. So I think it tells you the depth of our club."
With injuries to Swisher and Gardner, the Yankees are looking beyond Jones and Ibanez, handing Nunez -- who has been used primarily as a backup infielder -- his second consecutive start in left field on Tuesday.
"He enjoyed it," Girardi said of Nunez's outfield debut on Monday. "We enjoyed watching it. And he's going to get some time [in left]."