What the Sam Hill is going on here?
The only thing that I can figure tonight is that this is The Curse of Hurricane Frances at work.
During the series in New York which followed Hurricane Frances last year, from September 6th through the 9th, the Yankees came out looking like bad guys (not having a heart for the D-Rays “situation”) to many in the world – even though it was not warranted.
That was the last time that Tampa Bay and the Yankees faced each other last season. And, now, this season, Tampa Bay has defeated New York in nine of the thirteen games that they have played so far this year – including these stunning losses the past two nights.
Yes, that is correct – the Yankees have played four series so far this year against the Devil Rays and they have not won a single one of those sets – nada, zip, zero, zilch.
And, Team Torre still has to face Piniella’s Posse six more times this season. New York would need to win all six of those games to finish one game over .500 for the season against Tampa Bay.
The 2005 New York Yankees, looking back, looking forward, …. and out-played by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.