• August 30th vs. The Blue Jays

    Posted by on August 30th, 2008 · Comments (3)


    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.

    Comments on August 30th vs. The Blue Jays

    1. butchie22
      August 30th, 2008 | 8:11 pm

      The shocking thing is the Blue Jay offense. This week Purcey pitched a complete game , struck out 11, gave up one run and the Jays still lost. Burnett pitched a CG too and we saw the outcome to that. If an abysmal offensive team (they are tops in pitching 1-12 and fielding this season) like Toronto can get to the soft white underbelly of the bullpen what else can be said. The bullpen is not terrible, but it ain’t grand either.

      I thought that this one would be fun to have since the Yanks won against Burnett yesterday.On paper yesterday looked like it was the Jays to lose (even though they rarely hit) and that’s why the games are not played on paper. Tomorrow is more trouble with Halladay, but Pettitte is pitching. Will we see the good Andy or the bad Andy? Methinks the good Andy, but is it good enough to beat Doc at his own game? He just might do it………

    2. Don
      August 31st, 2008 | 3:39 am

      If Torre was managing, a million gripes about him burning out Veras would be circulating on the internet.

      Girardi is in over-his-head.

    3. Don
      August 31st, 2008 | 3:41 am

      Note to Alex apologists: How are the Bosox doing since trading his near [offensive] equal, that is Manny? You see, cheaper players can be found, and who can win. And Manny has two (2) WS rings, how many does Alex have?

      What a waste of $300 million.

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