Monday, April 19, 2004

In the tank

Once again the Yanks stank up a stadium but it's worse this time because the Redsux took 3 of 4 from the Stanks this weekend including a come-back win today. And once again the Yanks did not hit: Jeter, Williams, Arod, Sheffield. Arod went 1-17 with a harmless two-out single in the top of the ninth today. Williams did the Bernie Special -- one out, two on, three runs in in the top of the 2nd and the pitcher struggling = groundout double play. Thereafter, Arroyo settled down and the RedSux came back.

Meanwhile Giambi and Jeter whiffed looking against Redsux closer Keith Foulke. Foulke throws two pitches, fastball and changeup. Both are straight, not curveballs, sliders, knucklers or anything really shifty. Why did Jete and Giambi sit there with their bats on their shoulders?

Next Sunday the Yanks finish a 14-of-15 game stretch against the Sawxes -- White and Red. They're currently 3-5. Splitting the next six (which would require IMPROVED play) means the Yanks will be 9-10 -- their worst 19-game record since 1997 (8-11). Does that year sound familiar? It's the last time the Yanks did not win the AL East.

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