• June 7th @ The Brewers

    Posted by on June 7th, 2005 · Comments (3)

    Tonight was the 4th time this season that the Yankees have held their opponent to 3 runs or less and New York still lost the game.

    I know that doesn’t seem like a lot of games, but, if these four games were all Yankees wins instead of losses, New York would be 32-26 instead of being 28-30. Last time I checked, being 6 games over .500 is a lot better than being 2 games under .500.

    In fact, a record of 32-26 would put the Yankees in 2nd place now, just 3 games behind the O’s.

    Think about this when you hear/read about how the Yankees issue is their pitching.

    How a team with Jeter, A-Rod, Sheffield, and Matsui cannot manage to score three runs in a game is beyond me. Then again, if you can manage to make sure that these four do not beat you, all you have to worry about is Womack, Cano, Posada, and some combination from Tino, Giambi, and Bernie.

    I guess it’s no coincidence that when Tino was hitting very well, from 5/7 through 5/15, the team went 8-0. And, when Posada had a nice streak, from 5/11 through 5/27, the team went 12-2.

    Simply put, this tells me that the Yankees are a bat short this season. Either Matsui or Giambi better start hitting like superstars, or, the Yankees should try and get a big bat to play LF, 1B, DH or CF.

    Comments on June 7th @ The Brewers

    1. Raf
      June 8th, 2005 | 9:21 am

      Womack batted 2nd last night… They deserved to lose

    2. Jason O.
      June 8th, 2005 | 9:55 am

      As long as Boston and Baltimore continue to be average, the Yankees remain in the division hunt.

      I continue to hope that the bats wake up, as SL mentioned I am strangely confident in the staff these days.

      Yanks pull one out tonight, then go in to St. Louis to face a team tired from circling the bases (and maybe with suspensions looming after a brawl…the conditions are set if you caught it last night on MLB Xtra innings.)

    3. Phil
      June 8th, 2005 | 1:00 pm

      last night you have to give credit where it is due- Ben Sheets pitched a great game

      Great pitching beats below average hitting.

      the funny thing is- I am absolutely glued to the
      TV watching these games- I think I am just waiting to see that one defining moment that we look back on in October when we say “that’s when it all turned around”

      I can’t miss that moment….I won’t miss that moment…I don’t even change the channel during commercials.

      For the last two nights- I thought Jeter would provide that “moment”- it wasn’t to be.

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