• April 8th @ The Orioles

    Posted by on April 8th, 2009 · Comments (4)

    Chien-Ming Wang’s lifetime post-season ERA is 7.58 and C.C. Sabathia’s lifetime post-season ERA is 7.92. Therefore, it’s obvious what’s been happening in the last two games for the Yankees: Their starting pitcher must think it’s October.

    Yes, I’m kidding – not about the stats, but, with the theory.

    The last time that the Yankees have lost their first two games of a season was 1998. And, things worked out pretty well for them that season – in the end. (And, the last time it happened before that was 1985 – when Phil Niekro and Ed Whitson got hammered in the Yankees first two games of the season against the Red Sox.)

    At least New York showed some fight at the end of this one. And, now, they get to come back to play a day-game on Thursday.

    When was the last time the Yankees lost their first three games of the season? That was also 1998 (and 1985 before that) – for the record. Based on who the O’s are starting on the mound tomorrow, I like New York’s chances to get a “W” and leave 1998 (and 1985) as the last time they started out oh’fer three.

    Comments on April 8th @ The Orioles

    1. Tresh Fan
      April 8th, 2009 | 11:35 pm

      For those of you that missed it. This was a good imitation of Game Seven of the 1964 World Series. Aren’t you glad you got to experience it in a non-terminal manner?

    2. April 8th, 2009 | 11:42 pm
    3. butchie22
      April 9th, 2009 | 8:00 am

      Game over .Season Over Yankes lose…NOT! Let’s not panic, even if Burnit gets blown up this afternoon, it’s not the end of the world yet. MIchael Kay keeps on obliviating about how the Yanks need to beat up on Toronto and Baltimore (the so-called bad teams)etc so on. MY point of contention is that now that they have Tampa in the mix they can ill afford to not have a must win mentality when they play any team. I’m not putting the Crestfallen Royals of KC in the same breath as the Orange County Angels of Pasadena California for example BUT if the Yankees can’t win games against the so-called bad teams then we have to worry. BUT not yet, it’s still too early to start saying that the sky is falling.

      The funny thing about this game was that the Yanks didn’t give up totally but like the first game the pitcher was the goat. If the ace and former ace of the team can’t keep the teams in a game, then the other nuances get lost in the shuffle.Yeah, Teix is tanking but if CC and the Wanger kept the Yanks in the games to begin with, those other issues would be so glaring. Anyway, two games a season donot make, so to all the chicken littles….sod off! But if this was late June and this was happening…..hit the panic button.

    4. butchie22
      April 9th, 2009 | 8:47 am

      I meant bloviating on Kay that is! I wish that their was an edit function on Was Watching……..

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