• August 16th vs. The Royals

    Posted by on August 16th, 2008 · Comments (4)

    I totally missed this one. We spent the day in Manahawkin – attending a birthday party for two sisters who are friends of my kids. (I did see Doc Cramer Blvd as we were on Route 72…heading to the party, for what it’s worth. So, in a way, I did squeeze in a little baseball related stuff today…I suppose.)

    From seeing the game recaps, it doesn’t look like this was a stellar day for the Yankees: 13 men LOB and 13 of 54 Yankees PA ended in whiffs. And, according to some reports, the fans booed the Yankees, especially A-Rod, at times. (I cannot say this happened, for fact, since I didn’t see it. But, I did see it written in a few spots this evening.) Also, the Yankees second run of the day – one of the three that they only managed to score this afternoon – was a gift, of sorts, coming on a wild pitch.

    In any event, it’s a win…and the Yankees can use it. The fans can use it as well. I know that I’ll sleep better tonight knowing that there’s not another Yankees loss to lament…

    Sidney Ponson…some story, huh? If you would have told me last March that two of the most stable and productive members of the Yankees starting rotation this season would be Mike Mussina…and Sidney Ponson…well, I would have recommeded that you find yourself a 12-step program or something.

    You just can’t tell with baseball, can you? Then again, while Mussina and Ponson have been solid in the games they’ve started for the Yankees, the fact that they stand out so much really doesn’t say much about the rest of the Yankees rotation this season, does it?

    Comments on August 16th vs. The Royals

    1. antone
      August 16th, 2008 | 11:20 pm

      Steve, I was there and A-Rod got booed after he struck out. I forgot what inning it was but he definitely got booed late in the game. He didn’t look good at the plate at all today. He isn’t staying back on the ball and is way out in front of everything. The game was pretty ugly, they hit into 4 DP.

    2. Raf
      August 17th, 2008 | 12:18 am

      I cannot say this happened, for fact, since I didn’t see it.
      I can. Several players were booed, ARod included

    3. August 17th, 2008 | 9:46 am

      Thanks guys. When it comes to A-Rod, booing, and the media, you never know if it’s being hyped more than it should…so, that’s why I wasn’t sure…even ‘tho it was reported.

    4. OnceIWasAYankeeFan
      August 17th, 2008 | 9:57 am

      Could anyone possibly blame them? If not for a display of staggering incompetence in the seventh inning, the Yanks should have been shutout. But the Royals suddenly remembered who they are, and since the uniforms look the same, figured that the Yankees are what they’re supposed to be.

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