I caught the last third of this game, on the radio, driving home from work. (Tons of I-287 traffic, rain, and a long drive meant I had lots of time to listen.) I cannot pick up 880 AM by my office – so, I listened to the feed on X-M Radio…which was the Rockies broadcasters. I did this until I got closer to home…where I was able to switch to Waldman and Sterling for the last inning.
I always find it strange to listen to a Yankees game being done by the other team’s broadcasters. It’s like I’m Michael Stivic asking Gloria to put on the black wig.
In any event, I was glad to catch the post-game with Sterling and Waldman. They said that the Yankees played a terrible game in terms of making “mental mistakes” – Jeter getting thrown out on the bases, Cano getting doubled up, and Abreu missing a sign. They said that Jeter, after the game, agreed that the team is pressing.
Not exactly what you would expect to hear from a team that won 11 of 12 before this three game set.
So, the Yankees are now “just” a .500 team again. And, there’s a great chance that they could be around four games under .500 (or worse) by the All-Star break.
Hmmm…less than .500 at the break and making mental mistakes. Well, if Joe Torre can survive that, then he really is the Teflon Torre.