My dad used to always say, “You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink.”
So, when the New York Yankees (41-39) lost the rubber game to the Boston Red Sox (38-44) last night, 8-5 yesterday, it was more than just a typical, regular season series to blow.
Friday night with Vidal Nuno on the hill, the Yankees beat Boston 6-0 with Vidal Nuno on the hill.
And all felt great in Yankees Universe especially with Tanaka starting Saturday.
Well, that positive feeling was short-lived as the Yankees offense scored only one run, and lost to Red Sox Jon Lester, 2-1.
Tanaka pitched all nine innings, and the offense didn’t get past second base after the third inning. It was a pathetic showing once again, and watching this anemic offense again was frustrating beyond belief.
Since both the Blue Jays and Rays lost yesterday, so if the Yankees had won they would be one game out in second place instead of two games back in third.
Or how losing two of three to the Red Sox puts Boston six games out of first?
The Red Sox came into the Bronx on Friday night, eight games back. This opened the door for the Yankees to give Boston less of a reason to consider making a trade by winning this weekend series.
Well, since the Red Sox did what the Yankees should have done, they site just four games behind New York in the division.
It is pretty obvious how I was feeling about the Yankees after this past weekend’s series, but how did others feel around Yankees Universe?
Here are tweets from other Yankees fans following Sunday’s rubber game loss to the below .500 Boston Red Sox.
Toronto is laying the AL East lead on a silver platter and the Yankees won't take advantage. It's infuriating.
— The Silent Assassin (@SilentAssassinM) June 30, 2014
This team is in trouble unless changes are made. Really really poor showing lately #Yankees
— Brian Rappaport (@BRappy55) June 30, 2014
and thank you, yankees, for dropping another game that could have gotten you closer to dethroning the blue jays.
— Mariana. (@isabel_photo) June 30, 2014
Thanks @Yankees now I'm going to have a hard time sleeping!
— Derrick Jaamal (@Jaamal0501) June 30, 2014
It pisses me off that the Yankees can't win a clean game against the Red Sox for their lives..
— Gillian Takais (@gilberttt_03) June 30, 2014