• This Moment In Yankees History Brought To You By Robitussin

    Posted by on August 13th, 2015 · Comments (8)

    Cough, Cough…

    Via The Daily News

    For the first time in six weeks, the Yankees are looking up at somebody else.

    The run as the American League East’s top team came to an end Wednesday night when the Indians handed the Yankees (61-51) a 2-1 loss, dropping them to second place in the division as the Blue Jays (63-52) won their 10th straight game.

    The Yankees, meanwhile, have lost five straight and have seen a lead that was as large as seven games on July 28 disintegrate, relegating them to second place for the first time since July 1.

    Seven games in a span of about two weeks. Poooof!

    That’s pretty hard to do.

    And, George would never tolerate it.

    Comments on This Moment In Yankees History Brought To You By Robitussin

    1. Evan3457
      August 13th, 2015 | 5:19 pm

      Not really. They’ve lost 5 in a row, but before that, they won 20 of 29. Even while they were still winning, the Jays were able to cut the lead in half by simply not losing. The remaining half is the last 5 games, 3 of which were head to head.

    2. KPOcala
      August 14th, 2015 | 10:30 pm

      Something that I’ve been noticing over the past couple of weeks: The ‘quality’ of AB’s v. Miller/Betances has been getting better and better. The control is noticeably worse, even though the stats may not show it. The “hop” on the fastball is gone. Longer count AB’s. And even though we won tonight against the Jays, anyone notice that Miller seemed to be afraid to use his fastball? The pundits can talk about Girardia’s bullpen management, but nothing seems to wean him from going to the Big Two when the opponent gets within five runs. They had damned well better come up with another “closer”, in fact, if not in ‘name’, or the season will flush away………..

    3. KPOcala
      August 14th, 2015 | 10:31 pm

      BTW, waaaaaaaaaaaay to go, Beltran!!!!!!!!!

    4. Evan3457
      August 14th, 2015 | 11:42 pm

      Ahem. Ahem. Ahem.

      Sorry, that was the sound of the Yanks trying to clear their collective throats.
      For one night, anyway.

    5. Evan3457
      August 15th, 2015 | 4:31 pm

      Ahem. Ahem.
      That was the sound of the Yanks clearing their collective throats for the 2nd straight game.

      The key players: Tex, Ellsbury, Beltran and Tanaka. All Free agents.

    6. KPOcala
      August 16th, 2015 | 3:10 am

      @ Evan3457:Well, at least those nineties teams were all home grown, practically top to bottom. And the FA’s hardly made a difference anyway…… BTW, Greg Bird, whose ‘foul-almost-a homer, was an absolute BOMB. Man can put a charge into a baseball. Too bad he’ll be in back in the minors soon (or maybe “not so bad”), but “promising”…… Oh, speaking of farm systems, it’s fun, and enlightening to go back in five year increments who were already enshrined in the HOF, who are now playing in Italy. Especially Boston’s “elite” farm system. And look at all the players that Texas was “loaded” with two years ago. Funny thing, Cashman doesn’t even work there…………….. 😉

    7. Evan3457
      August 16th, 2015 | 4:09 pm

      Rangers farm is still very good. Sent 3 good prospects for Hamels, still have a half dozen more, including Gallo and Nomar Mazara, both with very high ceilings.

      Re: the Red Sox, Jackie Bradley, Jr. appears to be coming out of his coma.
      Swihart, Pedroia, Bogaers, Betts and Bradley…the Sox will be set up the middle for a long time to come, maybe, with Moncada coming along in about 2-3 years.

      The key guys in the Yankees lineups in the dynasty teams were homegrown, but not the pitchers. Wells, Key and El Duque were free agents, Clemens and Cone were salary dumps from the Jays.

    8. KPOcala
      August 17th, 2015 | 3:29 pm

      @ Evan3457:
      The key guys in the Yankees lineups in the dynasty teams were homegrown, but not the pitchers.

      Well, 4 out of 9 aint bad! But, some astute trading brought in some really good players. I wouldn’t mind seeing some astute trading, and not just some “fillers”. The Seventies Team, and the Nineties Team were built on those ‘astute trades’….

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