Rays 7 Yankees 1: Crawling to Finish

Yeesh.  I checked into the hotel a while ago and saw the 7-1 final on TV.  I think that just may close the book on Mussina’s attempt to get 20, unfortunately.  The Rays got two in the second, three more in the fifth (which I heard in a radio update on the trip up) and two more in the sixth to salt it.  Only Abreu’s ninth-inning homer spared the Yankees of a shutout, but for the 47th time this year the Yankees scored two or fewer runs; disgraceful.  That’s three runs the Yanks have scored in Mussina’s last two starts.

Good for Jeter getting three hits, upping his average to ,299 as he closes in on The Iron Horse for the most hits at Yankee Stadium.  Abreu is finishing the year strong, going 2-4 with his 17th homer and 88th RBI, batting .298.  Of course, when the #5-9 spots are 1-18 (and 0-14 from the #6-9 spots), the chances to win become slim to none.

Ponson (8-5, 5.10 ERA) faces Matt Garza (11-9, 3.55 ERA) in the nightcap, in which A-Rod is slated to play after sitting out the first game with a stiff neck. Good to read that Hughes has been called back up after helping SWB win the IL championship a tremendous effort in the clincher (5 IP, 12 K), and may start Wednesday.  Good–finish the year strong, kid.  Robertson joins him in The Bronx.

Salvage some pride, Yankees.

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Published in: on September 13, 2008 at 5:25 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. i actually subjected myself to this lifeless “game”

    the crowd was so lifeless they could barely bring themselves to boo at their hapless team

  2. i’m a glutton for punishment..anyone going to watch game 2?

  3. There is no quit in Derek Jeter.


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