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Worst Yankees Losses
Funny, in that 2004 game, it was Jake Westbrook, like tonight, who got the benefit of all those runs. Actually, that 2004 game started out like this one tonight for the Yankees. Javy Vazquez allowed 6 runs in 1.3 IP to start that game. Tonight, Chacon allowed 7 runs in 1.3 IP to start this game.
I had tickets to that 2004 game and sold them to someone that I worked with at that time. The next morning, I told him “I will never sell you tickets again. You’re bad luck.” But, who can I blame for today?
I think it has to start and end with Shawn Chacon. Don’t get me wrong, last year Chacon and Aaron Small were Cinderella Men for the Yankees. But, there was evidence that suggested that was just a lightning strike. There were stats that said Chacon was just lucky last year.
The Yankees have already pushed the button on Small. It’s time to do it now with Chacon as well. Yes, he’s a great guy and super in the clubhouse. But, he’s not a good pitcher. This season, he’s pitching like I said that he would when the Yankees were going after him last season.
Give Ramiro Mendoza, Steven White, or Jorge De Paula a chance. They’ve been pitching OK at Columbus. Put it this way, could they do any worse than Chacon has lately?