"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

At least they showed comeback ability?

That's really all I can say after this game.

They were lucky it was only a one-run deficit in the ninth when Hideki Matsui came up against Rays' closer Troy Percival.

Like most of these games recently, the Yankees had their chances to score, but didn't.

It's a shame Chien-Ming Wang couldn't walk away with a victory, but at least he didn't get the loss. He wasn't perfect - seven hits and three walks in seven innings - but he held the Rays to one run and kept the struggling offense in the game.

Mariano Rivera tried to get through two innings, but eventually gave up the winning run in the 11th inning. Great time to give up the first earned run of the season, huh?

The Tampa Bay Rays are in first place (!) and are a franchise-record seven games above .500. I was expecting big things from them, but not this season. I realize it's still early, but what they've put together so far is pretty remarkable. The East isn't a walk in the park like it used to be.

2 comments:

Andrew Vazzano said...
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Uncle Leo said...

Go Rays!

(They're closer to Del Boca Vista, for when I visit my sister, Helen)

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