I stopped watching this game while Jeter was grounding out during the bottom of the 6th inning. We had the usual Saturday errands to run – the bank, the Post Office, Costco, and the dry cleaners. At that time, the Yankees were up, 6-2. And, I’m thinking “Book it, Dano!” – this dress is in the bag. At that time, it was some time close to 3 pm EST.
We got back home at 4:30 pm EST. I flicked on the T.V. and was shocked to see the game still on…and then I heard Michael Kay say what a terrible loss this was for the Yankees….losing, 7-6.
What? How? When? Why? Nooooo…
Then I realized that the final play of the game had just occured a few moments ago. Via the recap, I caught up on what happened. Robinson Cano, huh? I betcha Jon Heyman is feeling pretty timely right about now.
Well, file this one away in that 26% drawer. It’s games like this one as to why the Yankees are where they are this season.
What a terrible, terrible, terrible loss. Just putrid. You have a four run lead with 9 outs to go – and you blow it. On top of that, you have a chance to tie it in the 8th, albeit with 2 outs, and a chance to tie it in the 9th, with one out, and cannot get the job done.
And, I have to say…I warned you about Veras and Ramirez. They both have been brutual this month. All of a sudden, that ‘great’ bullpen that Brian Cashman put together is not looking all that great – at a time where it’s killing the Yankees the most.