This started out as a beautiful, crisp, game. The contest was less than two hours old and it was already into the eighth inning. Ian Kennedy was dazzling for the Yankees tonight…and, then, well, it’s just an awful way to lose a game like this one…just awful.
It’s not going to make for a happy flight to Beantown, that’s for sure.
I know that Joba had the night off. And, I know that Farnsworth had a stiff neck. And, of course, you don’t bring in your closer when it’s a tie game on the road. But, were Chris Britton and Jose Veras the only options for the bottom of the ninth in a game like this one?
Well, when you have already used Vizcaíno, and Edwar Ramirez has been used a lot lately, and that leaves Henn, Bruney, Villone, and a bunch of Triple-A pitchers….maybe that’s all you can do?
Shame. It seems so wasteful to lose a game like this one from Kennedy and Vizcaíno.
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