• June 14th vs. The Mets

    Posted by on June 14th, 2009 · Comments (5)

    This is why Pete Rose was an idiot.

    The way the Yankees have been playing this week, going 2-4 in their last 6 games with one of those being a gift win…and the way that A.J. Burnett has been pitching lately, allowing an opponent’s OBA of .373 over his last 6 starts prior to this one…and the fact that Johan Santana, with an ERA of 2.39 is his 12 starts this season prior to this one, was pitching for the Mets…who would have ever predicted that the Yankees would win this game, 15-0?

    Really, would you have bet on this outcome prior to this game being played?

    Joaquin Andujar was right: “There is one word in America that says it all, and that one word is, ‘You never know.’ ” And, it’s never more true than when it comes to baseball…

    Big game for the Yankees to win. Can you imagine the off-day tomorrow if the Yanks were coming off getting swept by the Red Sox and then losing two of three to the Mets where their one win was a gift from Luis Castillo? That would have been rough. As it is now, the Yankees, and their fans, can walk around town tomorrow with their heads up, chins out, and with a big smile. At the least, the Yankees have taken round one of the Subway Series. And, while that’s just good for bragging rights…at this junction, that’s not so bad.

    Comments on June 14th vs. The Mets

    1. Tresh Fan
      June 14th, 2009 | 6:28 pm

      The losing pitchers for the Mets in this series were K-Rod and Santana. The winning pitcher was Nieve.

      You never know indeed.

    2. Evan3457
      June 14th, 2009 | 6:53 pm

      Really, would you have bet on this outcome prior to this game being played?

      Yeah, I would’ve. On the Mets, which is why I hardly ever bet.

      Having said that, if the Mets rotation aligns so that Santana faces the Yanks at Citifield, and it surely will, bet the ranch on Santana that day. He won’t forget this beating for a long, long time.

      Well, half the ranch, anyway. Save the kitchen and the bathroom. You can always sleep on the kitchen table, or in the tub, and use a towels for blankets and pillows.

    3. ken
      June 14th, 2009 | 7:13 pm

      I bet on the Yankees today. (Really).

    4. June 14th, 2009 | 8:23 pm

      According to covers.com, the Yankees were actually the money-line favorite to win today. (Of course, not by 15-0.)

      And the biggest reason, among many, that Pete Rose is an idiot, is because he didn’t come clean when the public was perfectly willing to forgive and forget, most notably when Jim Gray pressed him in front of an adoring crowd in Atlanta during the 1999 World Series. (And then Chad Curtis made that stand in the name of the team to boycott talking to Gray after Game 3. A precursor to the head-in-the-sand old-boys network protection MLB players extended to steroid users by refusing to talk to George Mitchell.)

    5. ken
      June 14th, 2009 | 8:37 pm

      @ Paul Katcher:
      I agree with your sentiment on Rose but that moment went down a bit differently.

      Jim Gray’s interview during the World Series was not the time for Rose to come clean. It was completely inappropriate for Gray to have asked him about the issue at that time. Gray wanted to create a reputation that he could ‘ask the tough question’. He cared more about that than anything Rose would say. Gray embarrassed himself. Curtis’ stand was more about Gray ruining an otherwise great moment in baseball than Rose’s specific issues.

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