• May 18th vs. The Rangers

    Posted by on May 18th, 2006 · Comments (5)

    So, the Yankees lost 2 of 4 to the Rangers in the same fashion – wasting a good effort from their starter, weak batting, making an error at the wrong time, and with so-so bullpen support. This is bothersome considering that this was a chance to build some padding before the Mets and Red Sox games.

    With Bubba hurting his hammy today, and no DH in the NL, the next three games at Shea are going to be interesting (in terms of defense) with a banged up Damon in CF – with Bernie and Melky at his sides. Throw in Giambi at 1B and the recent increased shakiness of Jeter and Cano, and, well, let’s just say that Johnson, Mussina and whoever starts on Sunday better have their A-games going.

    At this moment, it’s reached the point where, if you told me now that the Yankees will be 2 games out of first place on May 25th, I would say “Where do I sign?”

    Comments on May 18th vs. The Rangers

    1. brockdc
      May 19th, 2006 | 12:17 am

      I’ll be shocked if the Yanks don’t deal for an outfielder within the next two weeks.

      Is it me, or does Melky have the ugliest left-handed swing in the history of organized baseball?

    2. May 19th, 2006 | 12:26 am

      Is Tony Womack still in the game?

    3. brockdc
      May 19th, 2006 | 12:36 am

      Quick, Steve, who would you rather: Terry Long or Womack? On the one hand, Long is a proven veteran with playoff “intangibles.” On the other, Womack is the prototypical “energy guy.” Love ’em both but can only have one – which one will it be?

    4. May 19th, 2006 | 8:32 am

      I’d take Womack. He’s smaller and easier to lock into the trunk of a car.

    5. baileywalk
      May 19th, 2006 | 10:01 am

      For the love of everything holy, please don’t compare the loss of Sheffield and Matsui to Bubba friggin’ Crosby. His loss means nothing but that the Yankees should do what they should have already done: brought up Kevin Thompson from AAA and play him every day. Bubba should never have been on this team to begin with. I hope Thompson’s pouting in AAA doesn’t make they choose Long over him. Thompson is not a star, and he won’t take over for Matsui any better than Bubba, but he’s a better hitter than Bubba and he has just as much speed. I hope they give Thompson at least a week or two to prove himself before they bring in Long.

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