• July 29th vs. The Orioles

    Posted by on July 29th, 2008 · Comments (6)

    I’m going to be polite, for now, and just say one thing about this game:

    Click here to hear it.

    (I’ll probably have more to say tomorrow, after I cool off.)

    Update, 7/30/08. 9:25 am ET: More thoughts on this game…

    Rasner only gave up 2 runs in the first six innings. I’ll take six innings and two runs from my number four guy in the rotation every time. Sure, he lost it in the seventh, but, the pen should be able to help him out there. Marte? Hey, I warned you – way back in March. For the last two days, Mad Dog Russo on WFAN has been going on, and on, about how the Yankees ripped-off the Pirates…getting Marte “the best lefty specialist-slash-closer in baseball.” At the least, maybe this will now shut up Russo for a day on that insane rant. Rivera? Hey, that look on his face when he allowed that homer just about says it all.

    Switching gears…is it just me, or, is George Sherrill the John Wockenfuss of pitchers? His pitching delivery is just as funky as Wockenfuss’ batting stance.

    To big thumbs up to Peter Abraham for summing up the state of the Yankees with this one:

    Get this, the Yankees are 4-10 at home against the Orioles, Indians, Tigers and Reds.

    Those teams are 74-124 (.374) against everybody else on the road. If the Yankees don’t make the playoffs, it’ll be because they didn’t take care of business at the Stadium.

    The Yankees just cannot afford to keep losing these games – with just two months left to the season. Yes, it was great to see them try and fight their way back in this one – and I give them credit for that. But, this loss was a killer. Even the G.M. is feeling it. Via the Bergen Record:

    Brian Cashman exited the elevator door into the lobby of Yankee Stadium, frustration etched in his face and obvious in his words.

    “I hate this game,” sighed the team’s general manager, who just minutes before was bouncing the back of his head off the compartment wall.

    I feel you on that one Cash.

    Comments on July 29th vs. The Orioles

    1. Don
      July 29th, 2008 | 10:46 pm

      Marte, eh!

      Mariano allowing a tack on run.

      A-Freud in the 9th.

      Hey! Been there, done that.

    2. Raf
      July 30th, 2008 | 10:03 am

      I’ve been meaning to ask you about that, since you’ve been using the name for a while; is it A-Freud or A-Fraud?

      Given context, I would think you mean the latter instead of the former.

      Just wondering.

    3. July 30th, 2008 | 10:27 am

      I cannot speak for Don…

      But, I’m guessing he means Freud…as in…that he’s a head case who cannot handle pressure.

      Even O’Neill said last night that he was trying too hard and over swinging in the 9th…

    4. Raf
      July 30th, 2008 | 11:21 am

      But, I’m guessing he means Freud…as in…that he’s a head case who cannot handle pressure.
      Given my admittedly limited knowledge of Freud, that makes even less sense. Guess we’ll have to wait until Don responds.

    5. MJ
      July 30th, 2008 | 12:12 pm

      A-Freud in the 9th.
      Gets on base every time up at bat, the releif pitchers stink up the game, but somehow it’s his fault again.

      Yep, should’ve traded him for Chone Figgins and Scot Shields back in 2006 when we had a chance, right haters?

    6. August 19th, 2008 | 9:47 pm

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