• June 6th vs. The Royals

    Posted by on June 7th, 2008 · Comments (2)

    Hey, look at the bright side. The Yankees paid Darrell Rasner a lot less in this game to pitch brilliantly and lose 2-1 than the Mets paid Johan Santana to pitch brilliantly on the same day and also lose 2-1.

    O.K., that’s about the only positive thing that I can think to say about this one. With 101 games left to this season, the Yankees are now 24-31 this year when playing teams not called the Seattle Mariners.

    This Yankees team has a long, and tough, climb uphill just to get to the point where you can call them decent…and a bigger one to get to being called good.

    Comments on June 6th vs. The Royals

    1. June 7th, 2008 | 8:57 am

      Or maybe a lot less than Bartolo Colon as the Sox lose to Seattle 8-0.

    2. OnceIWasAYankeeFan
      June 7th, 2008 | 12:09 pm

      Interesting stat in the Times that according to Elias, the Yankees are just the third team in history to be at .500 at least 20 times in the first 60 games. Kinda defines average, doesn’t it?

      The other disconcerting stat is that the bullpen has logged the most innings in the AL and the starters the least. I wouldn’t be surprised if that was the case last year so it doesn’t have to be a crippling problem but I think they need Pettitte and Wang to eat innings again, when you know what you’ve got with Mussina and Joba will be on a count at least two times. Plus Kennedy and Hughes will probably have restrictions at the start when they are healthy.

      So the challenge is keeping the bullpen from imploding from overwork. A traditional Yankee offense would ease that stress but its still MIA.

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