May
16

And we get to see a second one!

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Sorry for the cynicism, but that was just an ugly game. I’m short on time, so let’s just go over some of the good and bad from the game.

Good
Josh Phelps homered.

Bad
It was too little, too late.

Good
Melky had an RBI double to tie the game

Bad
Joe left Cairo in to hit with runners on second and third.

Good
Vizcaino didn’t let all of his inherited runners score.

Bad
Joe used him in a high leverage situation, which at this point is too risky.

Good
Bobby Abreu homered and singled (the opposite way, no less).

Bad
Miguel Cairo: 0 for 3 with two strikeouts.

Good
Jorge with 2 for 3 with a double and a walk.

Bad
Alex went 0 for 4 with a strikeout.

Good
Bruney and Meyers didn’t allow a run.

Bad
Moose allowed five.

Bad
Damon struck out thrice (sorry, I squeezed all the good I could out of this game).

Bad
We allowed five runs to a team that had exactly zero players enter the game with a BA over .250 (Erstad started with a BA of .250).

Bad
We lost to a team whose best hitter is Darin Erstad.

And it goes on and on. There is no excuse for this. None.

Categories : Game Stories
  • http://jeteupthemiddle.blogspot.com Jeteupthemiddle

    Considering Mussina only threw 86 pitches, perhaps he really can go on short rest on Sunday night.

    He won’t, but I’d entertain the possibility.

  • Yer

    Edited by RAB. Please do not copy and paste other articles from the Internet and pass them off as your own. That’s plagiarism.

  • Jeter1

    Edited by RAB. Please do not spam every Yankee blog with the same posts.

  • goyankeesfrompinstripealley

    I totally agree, what a crappy loss. The Yanks are such an up and down team, it’s unbelievable.

  • Joseph M

    Simply put the team needs a shake-up. Where is the sense of urgency? Where is the line in the sand that indicates this far and no further? Torre should never have been brought back after the fiasco of last year. All too often we are left to ponder why a roster with this level of talent can’t produce in big spots. Their season is on the line in the next 12 (make that 11 games), but as we have seen in the post season the intensity is not there.

    It’s time for a change, it’s time for a fresh set of eyes and it’s time to take seriously the notion that Cashman a good business manager is not the man for the retooling job that needs to be done.

  • Stuart

    Joseph M take your meds….

    125 games to go, no I am not in fantasy land, they are playing bad..

    firing torre and cashman do nothing to help them, I got a solution to there problem, tell the players to play up to there ability.

    How does that sound???

    Moose is a decent pitcher who always has a logical excuse when he falls short, which is about 45 % of the time…..

  • NYFan50

    No Torre would mean no Clemens. No, Clemens isn’t going to play 2nd or RF, but the Yanks can only benefit from having him.

    125 games is a lot, but their deficit behind Boston is large. It’s too early to give up, but things look bad to win the division, no matter how well the Yankees play from here on out. They will need a lot of good fortune. The wild card is always still a good possibility.

    Things look pretty bad at the moment, but a lot of games are left and this team could get hot and play .750 ball for a month and be right back in it. They are capable, even if they currently don’t look it.