Sorry. I cannot get as excited, as some, over Joba Chamberlain’s “electric” (which is a word that Cone or Kay used on YES tonight) performance where he struck out 12 in 5 2/3 innings pitched. Why? Because he allowed the first five batters that he faced in this game to reach base, with the first four scoring, before he went on to whiff twelve of twenty. And, that first inning put the Yankees out of this game – as New York went on to lose this game by four runs.
So, to date, the Yankees are 0-5 against the Boston Red Sox and 13-8 against everyone else that they’ve played this season. And, because of this, it’s safe to say – albeit killing me to admit this – at this moment in time the Yankees are not in the same class as the Red Sox…from the top to the bottom of their organizations…meaning the front office, the coaching staff, the major league rosters, and the minor league systems. Granted, this could change by the end of the season. But, now, Boston is better than New York.
How did this happen? I’m not certain…
But, oh-and-five is oh-and-five…and Boston has beat New York in many different ways during those five games.
Oh, well, on the bright-side, the Yankees don’t have to face the Red Sox again until over a month from now…and, at this moment, that’s fine by me.