I missed this game today. We took the kids to go see the N.J. Jackals play. It’s not the greatest level of play, nor the most fun minor league park. But, the building where I work sits right behind CF – and, for $9 you can get a seat four rows behind the dugout as a walk-up. If you like watching live baseball, up close, and cheap – then the Jackals are your ticket.
So, now I’m three-for-three in terms of going to a minor league game this season and having the Yankees lose bad while I’m having fun at another park.
Looks like that object in the rear-view is getting closer still, huh?
You know, coming into this series, I mentioned that Damon, Melky, Jeter and A-Rod were the Yankees hot hitters in the month of July. And, I said that it would be helpful for them to keep it up in Toronto. So, how did they do? See below:
Damon: 5 for 16 (.313)
Jeter: 6 for 14 (.429)
Melky: 6 for 14 (.429)
A-Rod: 2 for 16 (.125)
Joe batting Alex Rodriguez in the clean-up spot during this entire big series did not help the team. Then again, I said a month ago that A-Rod, in New York, has never been at his best when batting fourth in the line-up.
It’s just another piece in the Alex Rodriguez puzzle.
Lastly, Ponson’s AL ERA this season is now 10.00. Think any G.M.’s of teams other than the Yankees will be quoting that number to Brian Cashman in phone calls this week?