There is no other way to say it: This game was terrible and on so many levels.
It started off well with a home run by Curtis Granderson but then, well, that was nearly it for the Yankee offense which couldn’t get anything going and whenever they did actually get people on base, the good ol’ RISP fail reared its ugly head.
And I wish that was the worst news of the night, I really do but unfortunately, it’s not.
In the top of the eighth inning Felix Hernandez was having some control issues. He had plunked Derek Jeter to lead off the inning, threw a wild pitch while Curtis Granderson was up and then followed that up by hitting Alex Rodriguez on his left hand.
Poor Alex was rolling on the ground in agony and had to be taken out of the game. He was x-rayed and they discovered a non-displaced fracture of his left hand – more specifically, his left pinky is fractured. [insert a long stream of expletives here]
So now, he is heading for the disabled list and just as he was starting to hit the ball. [insert another long stream of expletives here]
There was no definite word on how long Rodriguez will actually be out. They say they’ll know more when he sees the team doctor in New york but the early estimates by the amateur doctors on Twitter have his time away ranging anywhere from 4-8 weeks.
Well, isn’t that just [expletive deleted] fabulous?
Now, all of the boo birds, all of the people who constantly complained about how bad Alex was and all of the people who wanted him designated for assignment – yes, there were people out there who actually said that – are going to find out how much the Yankees actually need him in the lineup.
And of all the terrible luck. A-Rod was finally able to stay healthy this season and a freak accident like this has to happen? [expletive deleted]
Someone needs to grab Robinson Cano and wrap him in bubble wrap, pronto. Please. I beg of you. I cannot take another big injury.
When you think about all of the injuries the Yankees have had to deal with so far this season, it’s truly amazing that they’re where they are in the standings.
Anyway, back to the [expletive deleted] game.
Poor Freddy Garcia gave up three runs early, lasted until there was one out in the bottom of the eighth inning, threw only 89 pitches and has nothing to show for it. And he actually retired the last 15 batters he faced. It wasn’t a bad start at all for him considering the early troubles he had. It was just a tough luck loss for Garcia who is now 4-4 on the year.
[expletive deleted] Hernandez won his ninth game of the season for Seattle and Tom Wilhelmsen picked up his 11th save.
Hopefully the Yankees can salvage a series victory tomorrow because finishing the West Coast road trip 1-6 would be really [expletive deleted] awful.