Of course the game went down to the last out, as the Yankees had the bases loaded and Alex Rodriguez couldn’t get the job as he popped up for the final out.
Overall a successful weekend in the Bronx as the Yankees won the series 2-1 but you would never have know by the way New York fans were acting.
The A-rod hating was at an all time high at the stadium, as fans seem to be suffering from short-term memory loss again.
As in the bottom of the first inning, with the Bombers already down 0-2 it was A-rod who hit a two-run homer to tie it up.
Take A-rod’s two runs off the score and the game would have been well out of reach for the Yankees in the same situation.
Fans conveniently seem to forget the base running blunder by Cano in the third, which caused A-rod to get tagged out at home; and Martin’s pop-up bunt in the fifth that caught by Halos pitcher Jared Weaver.
Yes, Jones has great career numbers vs. Halos pitcher Scott Downs but so does Chavez.
PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Andruw Jones 14 12 5 0 1 0 0 2 3 0.417 0.500 0.583 1.083
Eric Chavez 6 6 2 1 0 1 2 0 2 0.333 0.333 1.000 1.333
Chavez had three runs, two hits, one homer and an RBI in his three previous at-bats so why would you take his bat out of the line-up?
It is not as if Chavez hadn’t hit Downs before or Jones’ experience was so extensive so chalk this loss up to Girardi’s binder, not A-rod.
Just like the Ice-T rap says:
“Don’t hate the player, hate the game!”
Next up the Yankees host the Toronto Blue Jays for a four-game set starting tonight.