Sep
27

Morrow shuts Yankees down, Jays take opener

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Following Thursday’s 6-0 loss to the Blue Jays, the Yankees are just 4-11 in games played on artificial turf this season. That’s only two ballparks — Tropicana Field and Rogers Centre — and frankly, it doesn’t really mean anything. The YES booth mentioned it on the broadcast and it caught my attention for whatever reason.

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Record-Setter

In a start that was a microcosm of his season, Ivan Nova allowed four runs and failed to complete five full innings of work. It’s the second straight start in which he’s been unable to record 15 outs. Brett Lawrie hit a two-run homer in the third, but that wasn’t the mistake. The pitch Lawrie hit out wasn’t even in the strike zone. The mistake was walking number nine hitter Anthony Gose one batter earlier. Nova jumped ahead of him 0-2 in the count but got cute with breaking balls and walked him. Edwin Encarnacion doubled in two runs in the fifth, his third hit of the game.

I’m not sure what more you can say about Nova and his season that hasn’t already been said. He’s been a major disappointment regardless of what he does in his final start next week. On the bright side, Nova’s first strikeout was his 150th of the season, giving the Yankees four pitchers with that many strikeouts. They’re the fourth team in AL history with four 150-strikeout guys, and the first since the 1987 Royals. Nova’s third strikeout was the pitching staff’s 1,267th of the season, a new single-season franchise record. The 2001 squad was the previous record holder. That’s pretty neat. As for the bad news, Encarnacion’s double set a new single-season franchise record for extra-base hits allowed (87). Nova missed three weeks due to injury and still set the record with one start to spare. Think about that.

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Morrowned

Nova getting pounded is no surprise, and neither is Brandon Morrow shutting down the Yankees in Toronto. The 28-year-old right-hander came into the game with a career 6.84 ERA in the new Yankee Stadium (25 IP), but pitching in Toronto as a Blue Jay, he’s held the Yankees to a 1.05 ERA in 42.2 innings. Thursday’s masterpiece featured seven shutout innings, including a first and second with no outs situation in the seventh that did not advance any further (the same thing happened in the ninth against Darren Oliver). That he only struck out three seems like a misprint in the box score.

I don’t know what it is, but the Yankees simply have not been able to do anything against Morrow in Toronto these last three years. All four hits he allowed came off the bats of Robinson Cano and Russell Martin, who each singled and double. Martin’s double was aided by the defense and should have been caught. That was pretty much it though. The 8-9-1-2-3 stretch of hitters went a combined 0-for-12 with two walks against the opposing starter. This Morrow stuff is eerily similar to how A.J. Burnett dominated the Yankees while with the Blue Jays, isn’t it?

Leftovers

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Pretty much the only thing about this game worth applauding was David Aardsma‘s return to a big league mound. The veteran right-hander missed over two calendar years due to injury (oblique, hip, elbow), but Joe Girardi let him throw the eight inning. Aardsma allowed a solo homer to J.P. Arencibia and walked Moises Sierra in an otherwise scoreless inning, hitting 92 on the gun and showing both a slider and a splitter. You can’t expect much out of Aardsma the rest of the way, but it was cool to see him back in the show after the long layoff and especially after following his rehab progress all season.

Ichiro‘s hitting streak came to and end at ten games, and he’s suddenly 4-for-18 (.222) on the road trip. Derek Jeter‘s on-base streak did continue thanks to his walk, and that is now up to 28 games. It is tied for the third-longest such streak of his career. Cano had three hits total (two singles and a double), though he did get doubled off first when Gose made a nice running catch at the wall on a Nick Swisher line drive in the fourth. Martin had his two hits, but otherwise the only Yankees to reach base were Jeter with the walk, Alex Rodriguez (walk, hit-by-pitch), and Swisher (walk). They were shutout for the first time since the Felix Hernandez two-hitter last month.

Clay Rapada threw one pitch and retired the only man he faced, but Derek Lowe allowed a run on three hits in his two innings of work. A ground ball guy on artificial turf with a less than stellar infield defense was bound to result in some kind of offense for the Blue Jays. At least Rafael Soriano, David Robertson, Boone Logan, and Joba Chamberlain were all able to get another day of rest.

Box Score, WPA Graph & Standings

MLB.com has the box score and video highlights while ESPN has the updated standings. The Orioles were idle on Thursday, so the lead in the division and the magic number are one game and six, respectively. The Angels did lose to the Mariners, so the magic number to clinch a postseason berth is down to just three. Thursday wasn’t a total loss, I suppose.


Source: FanGraphs

Up Next

These same two teams will play game two of this four-game set on Friday night, when Hiroki Kuroda gets the ball against rookie right-hander Chad Jenkins.

Categories : Game Stories
  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Out of pure curiosity, I have on Elementary.

    Lucy Liu is “Jane” Watson.

    Holmes has tattoos.

    TATTOOOS.

    They STARTED OFF THE SHOW by showing him shirtless in front of Lucy Liu. Yeah, this show isn’t going to be about unresolved sexual tension.

    Oh, God. Shoot me now.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      Oh, yeah, and the game sucked. Really badly. Boring as Hell too.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Someone wanted to get this recap over with quickly. :)

    Can’t same I blame you, Mike.

    • rek4genrig

      I expected no recap at all or simply a “meh”

  • ADam

    Can’t let Nova start this game… Can’t. But here we are, unwilling to put the best team possible on the field in a huge game. Sad

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I remember when the finalists for the manager job were Girardi, Mattingly, Pena, and some guy who capitalized the second letter of his first name. How did that last guy NOT get the job?

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        I very nearly asked what you meant before the light bulb went off in my head. :-D

    • http://www.twitter.com/_swarlesbarkley Drew

      Who would you have started instead?

      • JMK

        Pineda.

        • radnom

          Monterio.

          • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

            Romaine

            • MannyGeee

              Phil Hugues

    • robert heenan

      like i said elsewhere

      this offense is guaranteed to flounder in at least one likely two games this series

      because they cannot produce on the road on turf or in pitcher-friendly parks

      so why not have a schlub like nova suck up innings

      though he’s not even very good at sucking up innings cant get through 15 outs what a joke

      • Rocky Road Redemption
      • Get Phelps Up

        stuart a’s kid?

        • jjyank

          That’s my guess. I wonder if they share the same affinity for parades…

          • Get Phelps Up

            I see robert h hasn’t been taught how to use ellipses though.

            • jjyank

              Well he’s got the no-punctuation and the spacing between sentences right. I’m guessing he’s about half way through stuart’s tutelage.

        • Deep Thoughts
      • Robinson Tilapia

        Tito Santana is like a cue ball. The more you strike him, the more English you get out of him.

        • robert heenan

          irl I met tito once

          good guy, signed the packaging to my wrestling figure of him

          • Robinson Tilapia

            I’ve always heard he’s a great guy.

            You’re inspiring the other guys to flame you with this handle, but you’re inspiring me to look up Bobby Heenan quotes.

      • JMK

        This is some awful poetry, man.

    • DC

      Yes, ADam, blame Nova for the Yankees not scoring.

  • Mike

    Well, if we were to lose to a good pitcher, I’d rather the Yankees do it with their worst SP

    5 of the last 6 games are started by pitchers not name Ivan Nova. And Brandon Morrow is probably the only good pitcher the Yankees had left to face the rest of the series and probably the rest of the season

    I was expecting a loss tonight, so hopefully they win at the very least 2 out of the remaining 3 this series. And hopefully 2 of 3 against Boston.

    • BigBlueAL

      I dont care how it happens I just want a 2 game lead after this weekend.

  • BigBlueAL

    If Tuesday’s game means something (Yankees have a 1 game lead or God forbid are tied or worse) can they really let Nova start?? Phelps if available would have to make that start I would hope.

  • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW)

    Nova = Shit

    Until he proves me wrong.

  • EDDARD

    Nova shouldn’t enter another ballgame this season unless it’s in garbage time with Nick Swisher. The lead is now 1 and we need to start winning or we’re dependent on the Sox. Rays tied 2-2, we need them to stay within 3 of the Os. Texas won, best record is probably gone.

    • jjyank

      Swisher? How many non-garbage time hits does he need before this ridiculous meme dies?

      And no, Eddard, just shut up. The lead in the division is dependent on nobody but the Yankees. We win games, we win the division. It’s the Orioles who are depending. The Yankees hold their own destiny in their hands. Your posts are getting very, very stale.

      • Steve

        I could be wrong, but I think he is talking about when Swisher pitched.

        • MannyGeee

          Nope… the meme is that Swisher only hits in garbage time, and then only before September… which has only been handed to Swisher when A-Rod handed it over.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Best record being gone is a good thing IMO.

      • jesse

        Yep, the 2 seed might be better this year, actually.

  • Anthony

    Bleh. Not too upset I missed this one. I think its pretty clear (or has been clear?) that Nova needs to be moved to the bullpen once the postseason begins. I’m still optimistic though. CC and Andy have been great in their last two starts, and the offense (with tonight likely just an exception) has been doing its job. Definitely would like Tex back, but having him for the postseason is much more important than rushing him back now.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      ….and I think that’s what we’re going to get. I think Hughes gets the fourth starters spot at this point.

      Again I’ll say, though……who’s more important in the playoffs, the fourth starter, or the swingman type out of the bullpen?

      • Mike

        There’s no question that Hughes gets the 4th start (if it goes there)

        Our worst SP lost to arguably the best SP we will face the rest of the regular season. Sure it sucks the bats were silent but they’ve been better as of late and I’m not overly concerned with the offense.

      • Anthony

        That’s a good question I sure as heck couldn’t answer. I will say though, having Phelps for the swingman role definitely eases some concerns. I probably shouldn’t have said that though, earlier in the year when I wanted him to start so badly, he got knocked around pretty hard.

        I’m surprised no one mentioned it, but would Girardi be willing to play CC on 3 days rest (he did that last year – right?). Would CC be able to??

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Able to? No idea. Would he take the ball and go out there, no questions asked? Oh hell yes he would.

          You’re right on Phelps, though. I think he’d potentially push Nova further down the line into short relief in this end. Mike (not Axisa) may be right and it might push Nova right off the roster. Geez, what a difference from last season.

          • Anthony

            Haha yea, CC’s a workhorse for sure, love that about him. It really is so bizarre to compare this year and last. I really didn’t even think of Nova having to fight for his roster spot until you guys brought it up. I’d bring up the topic of how all of this might affect next year, but that’s just too much for one night haha.

    • jjyank

      Pretty much agreed. And at this point, Phelps would probably be the first long man out of the pen.

      • Mike

        Which would make me wonder if Nova even makes the playoff roster. I think if he does make his next and last scheduled start, his performance will determine it.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Possible.

        • jjyank

          Pretty much. I think Nova’s fate is in his own hands. He very well might not make the postseason roster.

        • Get Phelps Up

          My playoff roster would be:

          CC
          Pettitte
          Kuroda
          Hughes
          Soriano
          DRob
          Phelps
          Logan
          Joba
          Rapada
          Jeter
          Swisher
          Cano
          ARod
          Tex (hopefully)
          Granderson
          Ichiro
          Martin
          Stewart
          Chavez
          Ibanez
          Nix
          Nunez
          C-Dick
          ???

          • Mike

            Is Dickerson eligible? And I would have to think they’d pick Andruw Jones unfortunately.

            Assuming you’re 24 are correct including Dickerson, then the 25th man will be Nova, Garcia or Jones

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Everyone’s eligible.

              I think you see Jones if you also see Gardner instead of C-Dick.

            • Anthony

              Yeah, I think the requirement is just to have been in the organization on the 31st (or Sept 1st?).

            • Need Pitching & Hitting

              I wouldn’t be shocked if one of Eppley or Lowe was on the roster.

              • Robinson Tilapia

                Outside shot for Eppley, but Joba’s improvement may put him on the outside looking in.

                Lowe? You’d need a mass case of severe indigestion.

                • Need Pitching & Hitting

                  I could see Lowe if they plan on using Phelps as a middle innings guy. They might want to take a long man in case a starter gets knocked out early or they have a long extra inning game. They might just use Phelps for that role, or they may pick one of Lowe, Garcia, or Nova, in which case, Lowe probably gets picked.

                  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

                    They did have Gaudin on the roster in all three series in 2009. He threw one whole inning in the postseason, the ninth inning of the blowout (was it 9-1?) win over the Angels.

                    • Mike

                      10-1 win in Game 5 of ALCS

                    • Need Pitching & Hitting

                      It does seem like a move they would make. Joe seems like he’d want a plan for every possible contingency, regardless of likelihood.

          • forensic

            I’d be shocked if Girardi didn’t include Eppley for an 11 man staff. I wouldn’t even be surprised if they kept nova on it too for a 12 man staff, though I hope not.

            I also think you’ll see jones and Gardner on with Nunez and Dickerson off.

            Just how I see them doing it, certainly not how I would do it though.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Agree on Jones/Gardner. I can see the 11 man staff, but not higher than that, with Eppley being the guy.

            • Anthony

              What makes you think Dickerson won’t stay? Already a lefty-heavy lineup?
              And even with that bomb a few nights ago, I’m still terrified of the thought of Andruw Jones in the postseason. Bleh.

              • forensic

                Because its not a typical Yankees type of move to suddenly give up on a veteran who’s been on the team the whole year, especially in deference to a guy who’s played just a couple games all year.

                And yes, the left/right stuff factors in too.

                • Anthony

                  Ah, okay. Will miss him if he’s gone, even with Gardner back to replace the speed factor.

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  I mean, Freddy Guzman DID happen once but, yes, I agree that the Yankees would not do that to either Jones or Gardner in favor of Dickerson. Dickerson would be one of the first injury replacements, though.

      • Anthony

        Mhm. I remember some talk on here about Phelps not being a “big game pitcher”. Not sure how accurate that is, but I definitely look forward to seeing him pitch. Joba has always been throwing pretty well. Logan – I just don’t know. Can we say for certain that Tuesday night was ONLY a result of his crazy workload?

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Just way too early to make any judgements like that on Phelps. Way, way too early.

          • Anthony

            Agreed!

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Remember: Ivan Nova was a back-end guy until he wasn’t until, then, he was, until then, he wasn’t, until then….

              Nova is so untrustworthy, though that, if you ever seen him with his hand down his pants, for the sake of his penis, you yank that hand right out of there.

              • Anthony

                LOL

              • Bubba

                Tears… I actually had tears in my eyes after reading that

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Ivan Nova should not be allowed to ever use his arms for anything again.

    • MannyGeee

      Truth is Hughes was *this* bad a few years ago. is it possible that Nova’s “not right” at the moment?

      Maybe he needs to be shut down for the rest of the season. Not defending him, just saying he may be hurt still.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Oh, I know. That was just an “Ivan Nova exaggeration” meme that didn’t catch on.

  • Zack

    I didn’t think we were going to win out the rest of the way. Rather have it be on the night we face their best pitcher with our worst one.

    • Mike

      Exactly right.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I think we’d all love a bigger lead and that, unrealistic as it may be, we’re treating every loss as a missed opportunity to either hold serve or gain ground. I’m as guilty of it as anyone.

        • Mike

          Well you’re not alone. That Minnesota game took a big one in the butt, However I said to others (not on here) just consider that game even with that game against Oakland which we easily could have lost. Then again the Yankees easily could have won that game too if Jeter got a hit the inning before.

        • Zack

          Texas lost a ton of games too. The only luxury they had that we didn’t is the A’s and Angels were nice enough to lose a few games as well. We didn’t get that luck.
          I’m sorry though,with the O’s rotation the way it is..they aren’t going to win out either. And as they showed in their split,they can suck it up with RISP with the best of them.

          • Anthony

            Speaking of Texas, I had no idea we were so close to them for best record in the AL. All of the .500 ball we were playing made it feel like we were long out of that discussion. Jeez!

            • Zack

              Texas lost two of their pitchers..the bats can’t always make up for that.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Ivan Nova should not be allowed to operate heavy, or even light, machinery ever again.

    • TomH

      You have literary talent!

  • Joe F

    I’m happy. I got a writers gig at Fansided’s Yanks Go Yard. Good to be writing for a site again.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Congrats, Joe! Today, Fansided. Tomorrow, the New York Times.

      • Tom Q

        Actually, the way the business is going, it’s today The New York Times, tomorrow Fansided.

      • Joe F

        Thanks Robinson. Got to start somewhere!

    • Mike

      Congrats

  • DT

    Nova sucks. Let Phelps audition for next near year in place of his next start. We can’t keep giving games away every time he starts.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Fuck the Rays and their Rasputin-like inability to DIE.

    This is beyond ridiculous.

    • Get Phelps Up

      I want them to have something to play for against the Orioles.

      • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

        That’s eight straight wins for them. They now control their playoff destiny if they were to win out.

        They have something to play for, and now a legit shot at the playoffs. It’s high time we stop using that damn line of thinking. The Rays have gone on these insane hot/cold spurts all season, and now they’re on a white-hot one at the end of the season.

        Not enough to threaten the Yankees for the division, but enough to be a lethal opponent in the playoffs, be it against the Yankees or someone else. I’d much rather they not be there, but at this point, I’d be shocked if they aren’t.

        • Get Phelps Up

          They do have something to play for…and I want it to stay that way when they play the O’s.

          • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

            We’ll just have to agree to disagree. This is nothing more than a philosophical difference in thinking. Neither of us is right, and neither of us is wrong.

    • Mike

      I’m actually rooting for the Rays against the White Sox, because it would mean their last series of the year against the Orioles is something to play for as opposed to just being a spoiler team.

    • TomH

      Excellent allusion. This board was rolling last night.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Say goodnight to Chicago.

    The AL Central race is over.

    • Mike

      Yep

    • Zack

      And people say the Yanks are bad with bases loaded,the White Sox have had that scenario seven times in their past three games.

    • jesse

      It sure seems that way. We might be looking at a Yankees/Tigers ALDS again.

      • Get Phelps Up

        3rd time’s the charm! (hopefully)

        • Zack

          I still stand by the belief that if we had ANdy out there instead of Garcia,we could have won game 2 at home..and not had to worry about game 5

          • Get Phelps Up

            Or if MLB knew how to read a weather forecast and we had CC/Nova instead of Nova/Garcia in Games 1 and 2.

            • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

              Isn’t it funny how the weather has played a big role both times in Detroit winning?

              By funny, of course I mean aggravating.

        • jesse

          God I hope so. I can’t stand the Tigers.

  • Fin

    Weak effort by the Yankees, no runs, shit pitching. Been awhile

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    My take on the playoff picture:

    I don’t care who we play. We’ll be playing a playoff team. Whatever happens, we know they’ll be good. Trying to play match-ups in an exercise in futility. The playoffs are a crap shoot, let’s get there first then worry about it.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Mr. Robinson Tilapia, you asked if the characters in Elementary where like the characters even in a loose sense. My answer:

    Sort of. With Holmes, yeah, you can see it if you squint. With Watson, no, not at all. She’s only called Watson for name branding. She is absolutely nothing like canon Watson-not even remotely similar.

    Seriously though, it’s a tragedy that this show has a character that’s supposed to be “Sherlock Holmes” in any meaningful sense.

    After the incredible awesomeness of “Sherlock” I find this other modernization to try and match what “Sherlock” mastered. They’ll never come close.

    That show is a masterpiece-in my eye one of the greatest shows in the past twenty years. If Basil Rathbone was the definitive Holmes of the late 1930s-1940s generation, and Jeremy Rhett was the definitive Holmes for the next generation, then Benedict Cumberbatch has defined what it means to play Holmes in our generation.

    As somebody who has read all of the stories and books, in published order no less, I can say that the Robert Downey Jr. movies are surprisingly accurate-moreso than people would think.

    Holmes was not as adept at fighting as is shown in the movies, but he was an excellent boxer, was extremely strong, and could certainly do very well in a fight if necessary. During cases, he was much more active than people realize.

    As for Watson, Jude Law certainly looked the part perfectly. Watson is portrayed in various ways in the ACD series (Conan Doyle wasn’t always completely consistent), and the RDJ version certainly chose a very valid way to characterize him. The plots weren’t great, true, but the dialogue was good and the action was fun. Definite thumbs up.

    • Deep Thoughts

      Seems like this is becoming a disturbingly common thread with awesome British shows followed by US versions that suck. Check out the original “Life on Mars,” “Prime Suspect,” and “Being Human.”

      • Pat D

        I watched the first 3 seasons of the UK Being Human, and the second season of the US Being Human.

        When I read about what happened with the 4th season of UK Being Human, I had no interest. I could tell it just wasn’t the same show.

        I didn’t watch the 1st season of US Being Human because I saw that it was just a reworking of the first 2 seasons of the UK version. But in their 2nd season they went their own way and I found it pretty entertaining.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I’ve watched a couple of episodes of the UK “Prime Suspect.” Excellent stuff. The commercials I’ve seen for the US version did not look good.

        Haven’t seen the second Downey Holmes movie yet, but saw the first on a flight and thought it was a ton of fun. Rest of the family outright refuses to ever watch it, though.

        I wish BBC Sherlock was more than three episodes at a time. That’s, like, half of last season of “Breaking Bad.”

        I will admit to preferring the US “The Office” to the UK version.

      • MannyGeee

        also…. SKINS. we fcked that one up good.

    • Pat D

      Sorry to nitpick, but it’s Jeremy Brett. I feel that he’s the definitive Holmes. Of course, he got to play him most often.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        You’re right, my mistake.

        At any rate, he was certainly the definitive Holmes of his generation, unquestionably. I’d say Cumberbatch is the definitive Holmes of this generation.

  • Fin

    How the literary Holmes needs an 80lb women to not only protect his physical well being but his mental well being, is beyond description. They have made Holmes, a Monk type character..with a tougher chick protecting him.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Oof.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      You’ve nailed it, dude.

  • nsalem

    I think Nova’s turn is on Tuesday. I truly hope if this is a game with playoff connotations (which it will likely be) that it will be Phelps’ starting rather than Nova. I have much more confidence in Phelp’s coming through up a big spot.

    • MannyGeee

      funny how a month ago we had more faith in Nova taking the hump than Phelps, and a year ago we had more faith in Nova taking the ball rather than Hughes, and 2 years ago we had more faith in Hughes than we did in AJ.

      And today I would rather have AJ Burnett’s 16 wins (shoulda been more in the Bucs did go all fetal position) going up on the mound over Nova OR Phelps…

      just funny is all.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        It just goes to show that, no matter how much we read comments to that effect every minute on here, what you’re seeing RIGHT NOW on that field could look very different in six months.

  • Better off Eddard

    Phelps has shown in the past that he can come up big in big games. Some have referred to him as Big Game Dave Phelps and I believe that to be accurate. Nova just doesn’t have it this season. Every game is a must win unless the Os lose one, then we’ll have a 1 game cushion. But we can’t depend on that, we must win out to ensure the division.

    • TomH

      Yep, Nova should be toast as far as big games go. For use only in blow-out’s. If it’s a Yankee blow-out, then the lead must be Gargantuan.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Some = You, and I’m assuming you talk to your penis at night, so that would make two of you.

  • toad

    The mistake was walking number nine hitter Anthony Gose one batter earlier. Nova jumped ahead of him 0-2 in the count but got cute with breaking balls and walked him.

    To my mind this is one of the worst things a pitcher can do. Makes me absolutely nuts. And it has little to do, I think, with physical ability. It’s just bad strategy.

  • http://snowboardhelmetshq.org Erik J.

    Did anyone listen to Bob McCowan on the Fan 590 Friday afternoon? He indicated the team had huge holes to fill that you could drive a truck through. He indicated the team looked good at the start of the season, but has failed to move forward. Bob thinks the team needs to completely re- tool and start all over again. I couldn’t agree with him more. Lets see what AA is made of.