It was another tough night in the Bronx, as the New York Yankees lost for the second night in a row to the Chicago White Sox.
Rookie pitcher Ivan Nova pitched a great game, as did White Sox’s Gavin Floyd who was still on the bump on the ninth inning. Skipper Ozzie Guillen knows that his bullpen has blown too many close games already this season so it was a no-brainer to leave Floyd out there while he was still dealing.
Ivan Nova left the game to 40,000+ Yankee fans on their feet cheering on a great outing, smart move by skipper Joe Girardi to get Nova out on a high like that.
Hey, I was a huge supporter in grabbing Soriano after being burned by Cliff Lee. I thought Soriano would make the bullpen lights-out, but he honestly just looks like he doesn’t care.
Joba Chamberlain, Boone Logan and Robertson have all shaken off their early season jitters and are whizzing threw innings to keep the team in a position to win. These are the younger pitchers who should be admiring Soriano and it is not even his performance necessarily, but his attitude, which is evident and apparent when he gets into trouble.
Look, I hate to admit booing players and up to this point, other than Kyle Farnsworth I have been not participated in that at games. Then I sat tonight watching a pitcher who just didn’t seem to care, as if it was everybody’s fault but his and that is what bothered me more.
At this point I need to get a tattoo on my forehead that reads, CASHMAN RIGHT. I AM SORRY.
This is not disregarding what Hank and Hal Steinbrenner had to do because Yankees fans would have rioted if the off-season did produce some big-time player contract signing. That my friend, is a fact.
So after the amount of time I wasted criticizing Cashman, look at how things are turning out. Guess that is why I am not the Yankees GM, but can I please blame something for all of my anger?
Yes, it is crazy but the rejection by Cliff Lee did break my heart a little because who would not want to come to New York? It is my hometown and isn’t everything about money these days?
Add that to the re-signing Derek Jeter stress, and my aggression had to be taken out on someone, I guess. I just forgot that being the most expensive doesn’t guarantee anything but a nicer seat.
Hey, now who looks like the fool?
I do but booing doesn’t make me look any better.
What it really comes down too is the reality is that Soriano has appeared in 10 games this season and the team boosts a 7-3 record respectively.
So, it is more of just expecting Soriano to be a little bit better and maybe it is because I wanted him to be the Cliff Lee the Yankees will never have.
- Lillibridge’s grabs save win for White Sox over Yanks (cbssports.com)
- New York Yankees’ Rafael Soriano out with strained lower back (sports.espn.go.com)
- Game 22: WHITE SOX at Yankees (cmdyankees.wordpress.com)
- Lillibridge’s leaps secure Floyd’s win (mlb.mlb.com)
- Kallas Remarks: Rafael Soriano And The Save Situation (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- Humber pitches gem against Yankees (boston.com)
- Humber Silences Yanks Bats, White Sox Win 2-0 (slidingintohome.blogspot.com)
- Humber gem helps ChiSox beat Yankees (theglobeandmail.com)