Not that Tropicana Field really had anything to do with tonight’s loss but I really loathe that “ballpark.” It’s awful and a Major League Baseball team shouldn’t play in it. As a matter of fact no teams at any level should ever play in it again.
What a piece of…
Oh right, the game. It started it off well and then ended badly. Hmm sounds familiar, kind of like last Thursday against the White Sox. Yep. It was like that.
Freddy Garcia did a pretty good job in his spot start and held the Rays to two runs. Mark Teixeira made his first error of 2012 at the worst possible time and the Yankees lost because of it.
The Yankees have now lost eight straight games at that “stadium” for their longest streak since 1989-91 when they lost eight straight at Texas. Thanks to Elias for that stat. And what a wonderful stat it is.
I think the thing that annoys me most about tonight’s game is that Freddy Garcia did what he needed to do, he kept the Yankees in the game and they have nothing to show for it.
Hopefully Ivan Nova will help the Yanks bounce back tomorrow and stop that streak.