• July 12th @ The Angels

    Posted by on July 12th, 2009 · Comments (5)

    T-Shirts that are long overdue to be distributed in the Yankees clubhouse:
    “When we play the Angels, we lose today, dat’s it!”

    Sure, many may want to claim this one was bad luck – because Nick Swisher crushed a pitch in the 8th inning, with runners on first and second, only one out, and with the Yanks down by one run…and it was turned into an inning-ending double play when the Angels pitcher, Darren Oliver, stuck his glove out and made a miracle play.

    But, you know what? In the inning before that one, the Yankees were down by two runs, with no outs and the bases loaded – and they had Mark Teixiera and Alex Rodriguez coming to the plate. That’s $52 million worth of bats, between the two of them, this season (according to the Yankees payroll). But, against a tired John Lackey, Tex went down on strikes and A-Rod hit into a 5-5-3 double-play to kill the rally. No bad luck for the Yankees there – just some really poor performance by two guys who are getting paid beaucoup denaro to produce in those exact kind of situations.

    So, New York ends up losing four of their last seven games – as they now head into the All-Star break. Worse, on the morning of July 10th the Yankees found themselves tied with the Boston Red Sox for first place in the A.L. East, and, now, on the evening of July 12th, the Yankees find themselves three games behind the Bosox.

    In the words of Chef Emeril: Bam!

    That was quick, huh?

    Comments on July 12th @ The Angels

    1. yagottagotomo1
      July 12th, 2009 | 10:26 pm

      Much too quick.

      It was a good first half, but this was a disappointing way to end it.

    2. JeremyM
      July 12th, 2009 | 11:21 pm

      Is Teixiera always this streaky? It seems like it’s feast or famine with him, and it also seems like he hasn’t really been walking lately either. But I could be wrong.

      Big letdown of a series, you have a team that’s handicapped like the Angels and you get swept? No excuse for that, at all.

    3. Evan3457
      July 12th, 2009 | 11:34 pm

      Who said this?

      Yanks now 51-34, at .600, having won 13 of 15, yet it would not shock me if they lost 2 of 3, or even all 3 over the weekend in Anaheim. CC goes Sunday. Hopefully that’ll be good enough to guarantee a win, though he will face Lackey, who they never seem to hit.

    4. Evan3457
      July 12th, 2009 | 11:34 pm

      You’ll forgive me; I’m not often right (even hedged). I had to mention it again.

    5. Pat F
      July 12th, 2009 | 11:44 pm

      disgusting. entire weekend was just disgusting. all they had to do was get one game for a brilliant road trip to end the first half. instead they lost in every way imaginable. on the players, for sure (especially joba and pettitte), but girardi not helping anyone by playing two “B” lineups in the last 3 games. no idea why he decided the 3 games before a 4 day break was the time to do that, especially playing that club in that park – a team we need to beat at some point. i know it didn’t cost us friday as we scored enough runs to win, but today’s lineup was certainly not one you win with. really don’t understand this, as again, this was not a series, considering who we were playing and the timing of the series right before the break, to do anything but try to drop the hammer. we did everything but, starting with the lineups.

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