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Yanks Just Good Enough To lose

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Despite the negative press and the gut wrenching loss to Boston in 19 innings, I was presently surprised the Yanks actually hung in there last night for 3 comebacks, the first one came like a dream in the 9th inning on that  dramatic Headley Balantine Blast

The boys got a Teixeira game tying Tater in the 16th and a clutch RBI double by Beltran in the 18th before losing to  the younger and  better team in the 19th

Unfortunately a passed ball by JR Murphy helped Boston  scratch  the winning run in the 19th

The knot in my stomach remains intact due to  the fact the Yanks had a bunch of chances to  actually win the damn game, but while they did get clutch knocks to tie, the frustration lies in the fact they  couldn’t score the big one to win

So not only don’t they have an anointed traditional pitching closer, they  really don’t seem to have the ability to close a game out on offense either

I’m not shocked they  didn’t mug Lefty Wade Miley, his tempo and command were really good, until he tired in the 6th inning.. That’s the inning McCann  could have broken open the game but settled for a sac fly

Gregorius killed the Yanks with his AB’s, so  did Drew, Cashman may have shored up  the defense but he now has 2 black holes at  the bottom of the line-up, you never have a good feeling when Gregorius or Drew come up

Juxtaposed to Bogaerts and Pedroia, it’s night and day carrying those two automatic outs..

McCann  also  blew a chance to  end it in the 11th when he was punched out, he redeemed himself in the 18th  with a lead off double, but once again Gregorius killed any chance for the Yanks to push across the  winning run. With Wright tired, Drew and Gregorius had a chance to  end it but didn’t, pathetic offensive display  from those guys in crunch time

Let’s not even put Gregorius in the same  storyline no less the same sentence as Derek Jeter

The Bull pen was phenomenal, Boston scored 6 runs off bookend starters, Eovaldi who  was OK coughing up  3 runs, and Rogers who showed heart scattered the 3 runs in overtime

Probably see Shreve go to SWB, and Rogers possibly to  a DL

I’ll be out until Monday  enjoy the weekend we’ll  check in from the road…

the Whole 19

Post Game


Written by Sal

April 11, 2015 at 8:22 am

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  1. tough loss, expected it but still tough really had a few chances to win, especially with the last AB…Canb’t give great offensive players like Boston has that many chances to score

    and the Yanks should have killed their pen in overtime, those guys are all the underbelly, once you get past Ogando and Tazawa it should be open season

    see you boys on Monday


    April 11, 2015 at 8:24 am

  2. Til Monday, Sally ??
    Now where,,??
    Jeeeez,,, grrrrr,

    Oh btw,, i zzzzd after the lights went out,, listening to big head Kay rant on and on about cell phones with flashlights was too much for this cowboy.
    hearing that list of former PIX Announcers made me yearn for the days of quality Voices !
    Rizzuto, White and Messer,,


    April 11, 2015 at 8:47 am

  3. I’m still numb. Watched the game from the top of the ninth till the bitter end. Just a brutal loss. After staging 3 comebacks, it seemed only fitting that the Yanks should eventually prevail. Instead, we’re left with a bunch of woulda, coulda, & shoulda’s in this, the most bitter loss of this young season. Oh, the pain! Hats off to Rogers, who displayed a truly gutsy performance taking one for the team. He scored a lot of points with his teammates last night for that. But, ultimately, it wasn’t enough. And that, my friends, is a phrase we’re going to hear around here all year.


    April 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm

  4. I turned it off after Sandovals single so I missed the last comeback.Very tough loss but you have to give them credit for coming back so often.The sux numbers for risp(3-16) and 20 lob were even worse than the Yanks!! Special credit for Shreve-who was sent to the minors as a reward!!- and especially Rogers who threw a ton of pitches the day before.Beltrans game tying double should have been caught by Ramirez,who is horrible in the field.The sux bullpen has Texas Ranger rejects Ross and Ogando,so they could be in trouble.The biggest problem with the Yanks is too many lefty hitters that can’t hit lefties-some may say they can’t hit period-in a row=Drew,Gregorious,Ellsbury,GARDY. I really can’t stand that Petit,not only can he not hit,but his fielding sucks too!!! Ellsbury is in his swing at the first pitch mode,which drives me nuts.GARDY got caught stealing,then got picked off 1st in the17th-heads up play!!! Cashman was on wfan with BigMike,had a long interview,said the Yanks are playing very sloppy-no kidding.


    April 11, 2015 at 12:52 pm

  5. Another stinker at the stadium.If possible,they are looking worse with each passing game.Sherman and Davidoff both wrote that these 5 games could be a harbinger of the rest of the season-oy vey!! Is it possible that they will be even worse than last year? Lets hope not!!


    April 11, 2015 at 10:54 pm

  6. OY VEY! Is right Big D! But keep the faith, I truly believe they can’t be as bad as last year. But, I agree, the first few games have been horrific!


    April 11, 2015 at 11:32 pm

  7. Hey boys, watched some of the archive, looks like Warren did pretty good, Gardner and Alex killed him, the Holt knock should have been caught to late in the game

    At some point they have to get a lead for more then a half inning lol, let’s take small steps, a lead for 2 innings, then maybe a win down the road, team looks like a beer softball team when their fresh,,that’s just an old, bad, middle of the lineup

    Petit makes no sense, but neither does Ryan..I’ll give Gregorius 6 weeks before I start to kill Cashman for that move, the kid looks like he’s either trying too hard, or the Dbacks knew what they were doing, hard to tell, his numbers always stunk, but he does look like a decent athlete, then again, the game is really speeding up on him


    April 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

  8. DiDi has a Boo Boo every game. Pettitte –right now—can hit and field better than Petit.
    Sherman called Joey the Genius “uptight” today. Do you think so? I think Joey buys Rolaids by the case.
    It is amazing how many of these Bronx bombers are currently batting in the .100’s.
    The RAB Bloggers have turned their anger inwards and are ready to go an Anthony Hopkins– Silence of the Lambs on each other.


    April 12, 2015 at 9:15 am

  9. There’s an old baseball adage, “No team is as good as they look when they’re winning, and no team is as bad as they look when they’re losing. The Yanks, this year, might render that adage debunked! They’ve been so bad in so many facets of the game, it’s a challenge to believe they could be remotely respectful this year. But, I’m willing to give them time & hope that what we’ve seen so far is a temporary interruption to the regularly scheduled program.


    April 12, 2015 at 12:01 pm

  10. Just read Sensei Joel Sherman’s column on the decline of offense in Baseball. Interesting article, which everyone should check out. Several theories were offered on how to improve offense, some radical, some sanguine. I agreed with a couple that aren’t neccessarily so radical. There are 2 things I would do first, and then wait & see if that’s enough. Firstly, I would ban all shifts. There must be at least 2 infielders on one side of the diamond at all times. Secondly, I would make the strike zone smaller & enforce it. From above the knees to below the letters. And, they must be over the plate. Not a few inches off on either side. Also, not a bad idea from Sherman, any reliever coming in from the 7th inning on, must pitch to a minimum of at least 3 batters. Eliminating the constant match ups & slowing down the game. Before we blow it up & start all over, I would try these proposals first & see how much an effect they can be on the game & go from there. Whaddaya think???


    April 12, 2015 at 4:32 pm

  11. Hey bondsie..I’m not a fan of banning shifts, hitters should adjust, 600 ab’s it won’t kill power hitters to smack 20 singles the other way, they won’t shift long

    I wouldn’t change the reliever sequence either, thats all part of building a team, finding players that are more complete, not just specialist

    The strike zone is part of a pitcher’s art form, I might raise the zone some, but the umps will always interpret the zone, if you want to hone it in gotta go pitch fx computer

    Did you see espn feature the Red Sox ortiz, Fenway fats, and Ramirez Yuking it up

    Nice ass kicking of Banjo Boy Buchholz

    Usually they stop hitting good idea if they try to knock Buchholz out

    Some good points on tanaka, although the elbow level is pretty tough to see in real time


    April 12, 2015 at 9:06 pm

  12. Take tanaka out Joe before he fucks this thing up

    No help from Gregorius can’t hit, can’t play D, and Drew was no help

    Tanaka is really predictable, what a shame, at least he finally got some swing and misses off the rookie Betts

    That Ortiz abat was hideous, 4 pitch walk with a 7 run lead are you kidding


    April 12, 2015 at 9:40 pm

  13. Hahahahaha Noogsie funny stuff on the RABs…haven’t read them in a while

    Gotta knock Buchholz out takes the air out of their swagger..Buchholz is begging to get knocked out, oblige him


    April 12, 2015 at 9:44 pm

  14. Another boo boo from Didi. Costing us big! You’re right, ML hitters should be able to hit the outside pitch the other way, even if it’s not their bread & butter. But, between the shifts, the guys coming out of the pen all throwing 95 plus, & the generous strike zone, I believe hitters are at a distinct disadvantage. The strike zone is killing them. Hell, I saw it all weekend! Generous to a fault! I’m not saying blow up the game, but something has to be done, not unlike what was done after ’68 with the mound & the DH in ’73. Cause this trend is not going away. Also not being mentioned is the effect that the lack of greenies is having on the game. They’ve been around for over 50 yrs!


    April 12, 2015 at 9:46 pm

  15. Good argument bondsie, we’ll see how they proceed.. I like building pens with stud pitchers instead of chum pitchers that can’t make it as starters.. Starters are lucky they pitch 7 innings. Most of them are gone after 18 outs this yr I bet

    Good thing the yanks teed off on Buchholz another pedestrian outing by Tanaka, 0-2 to Ramirez and he coughs up the Tater

    Maybe Schilling is right he needs to build up and Martinez is wrong he won’t make it through the season

    The zones Tanaka is pitching in are predictable hope Rothschild makes the adjustment in his bull pens


    April 12, 2015 at 10:16 pm

  16. Yanks better keep scoring, hopefully the pen has 12 outs in them


    April 12, 2015 at 10:19 pm

  17. I agree. I like building pens with guys who throw gas. I hope Schilling is right about Tanaka San. I wish they could save some of these runs for the next couple of games…….we’re gonna need them!!!


    April 12, 2015 at 10:21 pm

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