Just imagine how bad the score would have been tonight if not for all those catches that Johnny Damon made in CF. Then again, it’s a shame that he almost got himself killed (banging into the wall) in a losing effort.
So, Game 1 of the 38 Special ones was not so special for the Yankees.
Personally, this one is painful for me because I’ve disliked Troy Glaus since 1998. I never enjoy to see him do well – and it’s worse when he does it against the Yankees.
Yes, it stinks to be below .500 again. And, yes, it’s painful to see the defensive play of Bernie in LF (running into Damon), Giambi at 1B (throwing away a ball), and Sheffield in RF (hot dogging an out into an error) today. And, yes, it’s upsetting to fall another game behind the Red Sox. And, yes, it looks like Chacon’s clock has struck midnight. But, all that takes a back seat to the “big” problem from today’s game – Randy Johnson’s lack of command.
As a standalone game, you can write off Unit’s performance tonight. However, given his situation in his last start, you have to now wonder about Johnson. And, without an effective Johnson, the Yankees are in Lo Mein City.
Hopefully it’s just a matter of Johnson and the old SkyDome not getting along.