Pitching Implodes Again in 14-8 Loss

Something told me to occupy myself in some other way this afternoon.  Something told me to set aside the likely frustration, win or lose, that would ensue in Anaheim.  Something told me that this one might be no better than last night, even if different.

It wasn’t so different.  Like last night, the Yanks had a four-run lead and blew it big time, with Pettite allowing a run in the fourth and five more in the fifth before Robertson entered and kept the waterfall of runs flowing.  In all, Robertson, Tomko, and Coke allowed eight runs, allowing Anaheim to score in every inning from the fourth onward en route to a 14-8 win.  The Yanks’ offense was again excellent, belting five homers including two from Eric Hinske, two from A-Rod and one by Matsui, making the most of the nine hits the team had.

Yet with pitching that bad, what chance was there to win the game?  Like Joba, Pettite utterly collapsed in the fifth.  I have a ton of work to do regardless, but even if I didn’t, I would seriously consider passing on tomorrow’s game as the Yanks are limping into the break–and coughing up 24 runs in 2 games against a depleted Angels team, no less.

Brett the Jet made a tremedous catch in center, then doubled off Figgins from first.  Yet home plate ump Mike Everitt overruled Gorman at first.  Thankfully it didn’t cost the Yanks, for Figgins was clearly out, a horrible overrule.

A-Rod now has 570 carer homers to pass fellow tainted slugger Rafael Palmeiro on the all-time homer list.  Not to be overlooked, A-Ro’s 303 day boosts his average to .263.  Cano was 2-3, batting .309.

Sabathia tries to stave off a sweep in Anaheim tomorrow at 3:35 ET, the final game before the break.  The collapse puts the Yanks 2 behind Boston in the East.

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  1. as i just wrote over at my blog the team would have lost the last two games to any team with the awful pitching they trhrew out there. the hitters are doing more that their fair share and they have to feel more frustrated than we do as fans.

    andy has got to be released and they need to trade for someone to take his place. washburn or garland etc.

  2. Ugh. Getting swept by a depleted team (no Vlad, no Torii). There SHOULD BE A LOT OF LOOKING INTO THE MIRROR around the break.

    The stat brought up by Pete Abe is disturbing: 5-15 vs. Philly, Boston, Detroit and the Angels. If you are going to “measure up,” what better or disturbing stat than that?

    I have my mid-season grades up. High grades for individuals, but for most pitchers and AS A TEAM, well, you can see and add your own thoughts.

    I also would love to know your “all-opponent” team. Guys who you were afraid of, respected, and who were Yankee killers… feel free to chime in.


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