It had to end sometime.
You just cannot win everyday. And, after winning 10 in a row, you knew it was coming soon. Actually, earlier on Wednesday, I thought to myself “If they lose today, it won’t be the worst thing. You don’t want to go into the Mets series being due for a loss. Maybe it’s better to get it out of your system and then be hungry for another win when you start up at Shea?”
But, when I saw the last 3 starts stats on YES for Mussina and Moyer at the beginning of the game last night – where Moose was lights-out and Moyer had an Opp BA over .500 and an ERA over 16 – I thought “OK, 11 in a row is good too.” And, then, it happened.
I went to bed last night ’round midnight after five with the Yankees winning 6-4 and thinking good thoughts. Then, this AM, I woke up, flipped on ESPN News on the box, and saw that Seattle won the game, and “L: Gordon (0-3)” scrolled by and I thought “Oh, great.” Then, I got on-line and read the recap on ESPN.com.
I’m glad I missed the 6th where Posada and Sheffield decided to sample some of the greatest hits from the days Tin Glove Alley – after two outs! – to allow the M’s to score two and then tie the game.
And, I’m really glad I missed where Gordon later gives up the two out hit in the 8th to Miguel Olivo (thanks a lot Kevin Millar) to break the tie.
Even after this, the Yankees managed to load the bases with two outs in the 9th…..but Giambi Ks looking on an 0-2 pitch to end the game. And, if that’s not bad enough, we see this quote from the MVP-turned-human-version-of-the-last-shot-out-of-a-roman-candle: “I got caught looking slider and he threw a fastball.”
Jason, it was an 0-2 pitch with two outs and the bags full and the game on the line……..and you’re pitch guessing? My stars, are you that bad of a ballplayer? Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your brain, and, this is your brain on steroids. Scary.
At least I didn’t say up to watch it live.
So, now, instead of riding the high of an 11-game winning streak, the Yankees have to make a long plane ride home from the west coast thinking about the win they gave away in ugly fashion, and then sit on that all-day today as they return to New York, trying to bounce back from the time-difference. And, then they get to strap it on for the Mets on Friday. And, who’s on the mound for the Yanks?
I have to stop now before I break the keyboard.