This is starting to take depressing to another level. I’m surprised that one of those YES Ultimate Road Trip people hasn’t checked themselves into the loony bin by now.
Before the first pitch tonight, I thought I saw something. With the start slightly delayed, the TV cameras focused on the Yankees dugout. Guys were slapping each other, doing the fist, etc., and I thought I saw some energy and upbeat players.
Then, through the first seven innings of the game, that optimism disappeared. But, it made a comeback in the 8th, albeit short-lived.
By the 10th inning, well, there just aren’t words. Kaat said it best when he said (something like) “Just when you thought you had hit the lowest of lows, it gets lower.” I guess that’s why they pay Kitty and not me – he’s able to find the words.
So many of the “old guard” had a hand in this one – Mo (walking the 9th place hitter to start the 10th?), Jeter with a muff, Tino with a boot and a bad throw, and, Posada……..Oh, my stars and garters, will someone please put a leash on Jorge when he’s on 2nd base? Watching tonight was like watching an old, past his prime, fighter get slugged around in a ring he had no business being in.
And, while it was not a factor in this game, having two players on the active roster who cannot play the field is going to cost the Yankees a game very soon. When Phillips moved to LF, what would have happened if he, Matsui, or Sheff got tossed from the game or injured? Rey Sanchez to the OF? That’s about all that was left.
Prediction: If the Yankees losses equal the new number (22) on Cano’s back before they win their 12th game, at least two members of the Yankees braintrust will be fired. Maybe more than two.