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

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Yankees drop two of three to Natinals

Yes, the Yankees have lost a series to the team who can’t spell its own name right.

Yes, someone named Craig Stammen, who had never won a major league game before, shut out the Yankees over 6 1/3 innings.

Yes, Mike MacDougal recorded two saves in this series – his first two saves since 2006!

How this team of also-rans and no-names shut down the Yankees is beyond me.  In fact, the Yankees were lucky to win the first game.  That’s how close they were to being swept.

After a rain delay of more than five hours, it was clear the Yankees had no interest in playing this game.  And that’s a problem.

What a (long, National) nightmare.

P.S. To show you how pathetic this game was, it was the first one at the new Stadium without a home run.


kongon said...

Losing against a last place team like this isn't even a new phenomenon; it even happened during the Torre years. But oh, man does it suck.

I don't know what to think. Did the Yankees go in overconfident? I'd say it was more than a collective slump this series. The Yankees did get outpitched, too. Badly outpitched.

Andrew Fletcher said...

I do think they went in overconfident, expecting to win without putting in very much effort.

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