• July 27th @ The Indians

    Posted by on July 28th, 2010 · Comments (6)

    The Yanks lost 4-1 to a rookie pitcher making his MLB debut, a pitcher that pretty much soft-tossed his pitches up there and whose fastball/offspeed velocity delta was around five miles per hour (90 mph FB/85 mph offspeed).  How do the Yankees lose to a guy like that?

    They lost tbecause the game had all the hallmarks of “Frustrating Loss 101″ — making outs in early counts, sloppy defense, not-good-enough starting pitching — and, frankly, I couldn’t stand watching it.  So I didn’t.  I tuned out.

    I won’t go “Good/Bad” on this game.  No one did well.  To make matters worse, the Rays beat Detroit and Anaheim dropped to 0-6 against Boston this year so the Yanks lost a game in the standings all around.

    The only way to make it up to me is to win tonight on my 35th birthday.  If AJ Burnett can find it within himself to put his mediocrity on ice for just one game, all would be forgiven.

    Comments on July 27th @ The Indians

    1. clintfsu813
      July 28th, 2010 | 8:42 am

      This game was definitely craptastic. Not gonna lie though, when Arod came up in the 9th with 2 outs and a chance to tie, I really thought he was gonna do it then. Sigh…

    2. MJ Recanati
      July 28th, 2010 | 8:49 am

      @ clintfsu813:
      I thought so too, so I flipped back. Poop.

    3. Corey Italiano
      July 28th, 2010 | 9:14 am

      Only good thing I can think of is the fact that CC was throwing straight up gas. I don’t think I had ever seen him throw 97-98 on a regular basis before yesterday.

    4. MJ Recanati
      July 28th, 2010 | 9:25 am

      @ Corey Italiano:
      Agreed on the velocity but it didn’t do much good so I’ll gladly trade 2-3 miles off the fastball for better location and better results.

    5. July 29th, 2010 | 12:33 am

      @ MJ Recanati:
      Happy birthday, MJ! I thought of you during the game. Looks like AJ and the game listened to you!

    6. MJ Recanati
      July 29th, 2010 | 7:59 am

      @ lisaswan:
      Thanks Lisa!!

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