Monday, May 28, 2007

This isn't very good

When those pesky Angels come into town - you worry as a Yankee fan. Three losses and a sweep later and things don't look very bright in the Bronx.

The Yankees have wasted two terrific outings from Chien Ming-Wang and Mike Mussina respectively. Tonight we saw vintage Moose getting ahead early in the count and expanding the strike zone, he left after giving up a walk in the 7th and gave the ball to Scott Proctor. The Yankee reliever had not allowed a run in ten outings but gave up a double, a walk, then a bases loaded walk followed by another bases loaded walk.

Proctor left with a 3-2 deficit to a Bronx cheer but then came the real big shock. As Joe Torre left the mound - he too was given a Bronx cheer. At no time in my life did I ever expect to hear Torre get booed at the stadium. As regular readers will know, I am a huge Torre guy and even today I could understand why he made the move he did. Mussina may of been throwing his best game of the season but his season high is 99 pitches and he was at 95. Proctor had ten scoreless outings on the spin but he did have a career record v Kendrick of 2 ABs and 2 doubles, I may of gone with Big Bad Brian Bruney.

Another disappointing defeat and the season is falling away but it isn't over yet. The offense still isn't clicking but one of the guys we need to hit is turning it around in Robinson Cano - who is riding a season high ten game hitting streak. Jorge is still hitting the ball well and A-Rod has hit four round-trippers in the past seven games. We need Bobby Abreu and Jason Giambi to start seeing pitches well again and getting those free passes - if there are guys on base then pitchers need to be more careful and pitches will be crushed.

So the Red Sox sweep Texas and we get swept by the Angels - not exactly the best outcome for the Bronx Bombers - but tomorrow is another day and Matt DeSalvo goes for the Yankees.

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At 5:53 pm, Blogger s1c said...

Aura and Mystique are long gone for the Yankees right now. As for booing Torre, give me a break. The question now will be if Cashman can survive the season.


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