I’m pretty sure this is the first time all season that I’ve done an entry on a night game before the game was over. But, as I start to compose this, it’s the 3rd inning and the Yankees are losing 11-0. So, while it’s not official, this game is over to me.
Just how bad is this game? Put it this way – the Yankees were losing 10-0 before they were able to record the A’s first out of the 2nd inning. In their first three innings, the Yankees left four men in scoring position – and had 6 LOB in total (and failed to score a run).
As a Yankees fan, watching this game was like watching that very uncomfortable Ned Beatty scene from the movie Deliverance. If you happened to listen closely to the field microphone by the Yankees dugout in the first two innings of this game, you could actually hear them in there squealing like a pigs.
So, Mussina is probably out for at least two weeks. And, if this score tonight holds up, the Yankees are out of the post-season dance as of this moment.
And, just imagine how thrilled RSN will be waking up to see this score tomorrow AM after Boston actually lost a game in Fenway this evening.
Gosh, it’s probably been three months since a Yankees game got me this low.