So when the Yankees were in first (no I swear for about two weeks the team was ahead of Boston…LOL!) it made the rain sort of tolerable. Since the return of the last Boston massacre in B-town the rain has been non-stop.
I am not counting the fact that the Yankees have been away from the Bronx and still lost. How can I declare this rule? Only because all of us, your fans, were still soaking wet still and so doesn’t count (got that motto from friend). In my head I will take the song line from one of my favorites and “Blame It On The Rain”!!
Now I give you my personal observations of this downward coil created by my Yankees. I want the sun to shine on our marvelous city again.
What did I learn watching the Bombers against the Florida Marlins in another inter-league series?
Arod was given a TO (aka. a time-out) to rest as something is just not clicking for him right now. He has played in every game since returning from his hit surgery. I will not excuse any player (except of your last name is Jeter) for poor performance but in this situation with Arod’s case is legitimate. Alex came back from a serious hip surgery and he came back from it rather quickly.
I sometimes forget this fact and with Arod it usually seems to be something else, meaning unbaseball related that gets the focus or at least annoys fans to no end. Arod deserves some slack here.
Do I like hearing he was out partying with his new girlfriend, Kate Hudson absolutely not! Who am I to judge what a person should do on their days off? I don’t understand his need to go out in public when he could party at home if need be. Hudson is a heart breaker and if her past predicts the future with this relationship it will be over soon. Kate should know how many angry New Yorker’s she will lose as fans if she breaks his heart, as Arod is a sensitive guy. Drama continues off and on for Arod…yikes!
I forgot how fun it is to watch our AL pitchers hit, it looks so bizarre. Petite had an immense hit and loved watching every minute of it.
Was looking forward to seeing CC swing the bat. I remember when he hit a huge homer last year with the Indians against the Dodgers last year to win the game, which was awesome! I hope he is all right as I was under the impression that the hot weather was his thing. I know this oblique strain is not a new injury and it has bothered our $161 million dollar ace before. Girardi made a good call not letting him stay in one more second after CC pleaded to stay out for one more at bat.
Three questionable situations that I cannot stop wondering about….
1. Damon hurt his leg, did pinch hit for a walk tonight but not letting him stay on first makes me worry as Damon has wheels.
2. Jeter’s ankle is still questionable and he is an Oscar worthy faker of not letting on.
3. Where was Hughes tonight when CC got pulled? Cannot seem to figure or find any reason behind this one yet. I did consider the idea if CC can’t make his next start Hughes will fill in but that is next Friday in Subway Series so slightly doubtful one would think?
Monday is a day off which I hope the Yankees will realize that they are digging themselves into a hole, which doesn’t need to become a ditch. And here are the facts:
• Red Sox won today so four games behind our rivals. Boston has won seven of the last ten played with the Yanks losing six of ten games in same run.
• Tampa won, again so the heat is on with the Rays. The young club is 7-3 in their last ten games with the talent on Tampa I feel “here come those Rays” chants starting to whisper in my ear. The only thing old about this Florida club is the word devil and still six games from first place, but only two behind the Bombers.
• Let’s not forget the Blue Jays as they’re a game in front of the Rays which leave just one out of tying the Yankees.
I am still in shock that Wang will even put himself on the mound to start on Tuesday in Atlanta. Do not need to explain why, everyone knows this except the Yankees. Hughes should be starting end of story.
I recognize the justification of a setback regarding it is unavoidable in professional baseball. We all know that on June 8th the Yankees were 11 games over .500 and in first place. The length of time as the kings of the remarkably tough AL East was about the amount of sun seen in NYC since. Obviously, not much time at all to feel confident in this division race to not worry about our chances to play in October.
Gardner, Cano, Tex (love, love, love this guy), Melky, Jeter and Posada are the heart of this club right now. Jeter’s first swing at the bat tonight to lose the series was a bummer but he makes up for it a plenty and anyone who is a fan of any team can back me on this.
This is still a great team so try and play like it again. I know everyone’s tired now and not even half way through yet but this is not the season where rest is in any teams vocabulary.
Now the Yankees team are all flying to Hotlanta to play the Braves in another inter-league series. Please, before taking to the field on Tuesday feel free to have blasted the Milli Vanilli single and just “Blame It On The Rain.”
It would feel so lovely to arrive back home to the Mets with some wins!!
Here is a little help…..classic video!!
- Yankees welcome Raul Ibanez spark Nick Johnson nightmares (ladylovespinstripes.com)
- Martin, Yankees discussed extension (mlb.mlb.com)
- Yankees re-sign Eric Chavez (riveraveblues.com)