If you missed tonight’s avoidable defeat at the hands of the Detroit Tigers, as expected Sergio Mitre did too little too late on the mound.
In Mitre’s defense, he was not as terrible as last season or as Javier Vazquez has been or as AJ Burnett was against Boston. There were fielding errors that would have helped Mitre’s case, but mistakes happen.
A bight light did shine Comerica Park, and not the same one in Gardner’s eyes when he let a pop-up drop.
Fact is no one cared about the A’s in the last decade.
The team’s only airtime had featured Jose Canseco, who cemented the organization as the juicing confederation of baseball. Canseco disgraced America’s past time, in an Oakland uniform. Oh and let’s not forget Jason Giambi has been an Oakland A twice.
That all changed the moment that Arod decided to run across the A’s pitching mound, and now the A’s are headlining Sportscenter.
At first, the observation was solely because of the crazy reaction by the A’s starting pitcher, who was flirting with the fine line of sanity.
Everyone is wondering why this pitcher did not deal with Arod right after the fact, something the pitcher claims would be Arod’s fate if it happened again. His anger continued on the way after the Yankees had left California.
Now that same pitcher, who is named Dallas Braden, threw a perfect game today.
Facts are the Yankees are coming in nicked-up, missing Curtis Gradnerson, Chan-ho Park, Andy Pettitte at least for his next start, Rivera is available but proceeding with caution, Arod knee is sore, and Posada is DTD, as nothing about tonight has been confirmed.
The Yankees are coming off a lovely home stand winning 5 of 6 games, but the Red Sox need these wins to get over .500 and out of fourth place.
Since the embarrassment sweep by the horrifically poor Baltimore Orioles, the Red Sox have come back with a vengeance. As they took the Angels for four in a row with their own brooms, scoring 36 runs in total.
Tonight, up in Fenway Park is the beginning of a 17-game stretch for New York Yankees.
Before their next off-day, Yankees face the Boston Red Sox for five games, four games against the Tigers in Detroit, three against the 1st seat Twins, two against Tampa Bay Rays and last three games over the bridge in Citi-field for the Subway Series.
The Tigers are hot right now, and the Twins and Rays are both in first place.
The Red Sox cannot be counted out because when the rivals face each other it is a war that cannot be predicted.
Finally, the Mets have found life again but New York City is all pinstripes that will not change quickly. The Mets had to start somewhere. The Empire State Building donned in blue and orange would get the ball rolling.
By the time the Yanks go to Subway Series, let’s hope the injuries are not worse.
Yankee youngsters’ led by Cano, Gardner, Pena, Cervelli, Chamberlain and Hughes have done the job well so far, but can they maintain is the case looming.
In 17-days we will see the answers, as for now the Champions hold the opportunity to explain.