Friday, September 6, 2013

That Was Disappointing

The Good

After falling behind 7-2, the Yankees mustered a 7th inning rally, scored 6 runs, and gave the lead to Mariano in the 9th to shut it down.  Mariano had 2 outs, and 2 strikes in the 9th...

The Bad

Then everything fell apart.  A border line pitch that could have easily been strike 3 was called a ball.  Then Mike Napoli hit a single.  A pinch runner came in and went for second.  Romine threw the ball away, sending the pinch runner to third.  Then, the very next pitch was a single from Stephen Drew tying the game...

The Ugly

Then the game got ugly.  The Yankees had Cano, Soriano, and Granderson up to bat in the top of the 9th of a tied game in Yankee stadium.  It had walk-off written all over it.  Cano decides to swing at the first pitch, as he always does in big situations, and lines out to first.  One pitch, one out.  Soriano works a walk and steals second during Granderson's at bat.  Then Soriano decides to try to steal 3rd for reasons still unexplainable by human logic, and gets caught in a run down, and tagged out.  Very next pitch was a swinging strikeout of Granderson.  The Red Sox ended up taking the lead in the 10th on a throw to home by Ichiro that if handled by Romine could have been an out.  The Yankee offense went down quietly in the bottom of the 10th, and that was all she wrote.  We had this game in the bag, but a series of judgement errors and bad plays put this one in the L column.

No Homeruns

We had some clutch hits, but no homeruns.  Ironically, a homerun was all we would need to win, but it wasn't meant to be.

Travis Hafner 12hr = $24
Vernon Wells 11hr = $22
Brett Gardner 8hr = $16
Kevin Youkilis 2hr = $4
Jayson Nix 3hr = $6
Robinson Cano 26hr = $52
Ichiro Suzuki 7hr = $14
Lyle Overbay 13hr = $26
Brennan Boesch 3hr = $6
Francisco Cervelli 3hr = $6
Chris Stewart 4hr = $8
Ben Francisco 1hr = $2
David Adams 2hr = $4
Curtis Granderson 4hr = $8
Mark Teixeira 3hr = $6
Zoilo Almonte 1hr = $2
Derek Jeter 1hr = $2
Alfonso Soriano 12hr = $24
Austin Romine 1hr = $2
Eduardo Nunez 1hr = $2
Alex Rodriguez 4hr = $8
Mark Reynolds 2hr = $4

Total 124 hrs = $248


Rich Mahogany said...

Reverse mystique and aura were in effect last night.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Hopefully it was only a momentary vacuum. One that will be broken tonight!