Okay, that’s hyperbole but it was still pretty awful. Especially sitting in the Stadium in the oppressive heat and watching as the Atlanta Braves had an extra batting practice session against Phil Hughes and Boone Logan.
The Yankees for their part hit a bunch of home runs too but unfortunately none of them came when they had runners on base. (Shocking)
Sorry, I’m usually not this annoyed after losses and I know I shouldn’t be so mad after the last 25 games but there is something wrong with this team. The RISP fail is just unbelievable. I don’t remember seeing anything like this, ever. It’s amazing how they cannot get anything going with runners on base. Oh, wait, there was one hit, right? I apologize for not remembering correctly between the heat at the game and the car ride home without a working air conditioner, my brain seems to have melted.
Derek Jeter, Eric Chavez, Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano all hit home runs – A-Rod and Cano were of the back to back variety and Jeter started the Yankees’ scoring with a home run in his first at bat on the first pitch.
I guess I should talk about poor Hughes. It just wasn’t his day. He gave up three runs in the first and just didn’t look right. He also snapped the streak of 20 games of 6IP by the starters – he only lasted four and a third and was taken out after giving up his fourth home run of the game.
So now we wait for the off day from hell. Aren’t off days after two losses in a row the worst?