Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Yankees Celebrate Mariano Rivera Day With a Loss

The Good

Pettitte carried a no-hitter into the 7th inning, and ended with 7 innings and 2-runs, which is a good start.  Mark Reynolds hit a homerun, and Cano had 3-hits which ups his next contract by at least half a million.

The Bad

The Yankees saddled Pettitte with a loss on a day when he pitched well, and they needed to win.  But as has been the case all year, this team folds under pressure, and nothing, not Granderson, not Soriano, not A-Rod could right this sinking ship.  The Yankees are not eliminated yet, but the only hope they have is a sweep of Tampa and a sudden psychological change that makes them think they're winners. 

The Ugly

It was a 2-1 game in the 8th of a must win game.  The Yankees got runners on second and third with 0 outs.  The tieing run just 90 feet away and the go-ahead run in scoring position, 3 outs still available.  What unfolded next can only be described as ugly.  Soriano hits a ground ball to third, no problem, it's just an out.  Well, it was a problem because Almonte who was at 3rd ran for home and got thrown out by a mile.  1 out, runners on first and second.  Granderson goes up and strikes out swinging, 2 outs.  Then Nunez does exactly what we needed him to, he hits a single to left field.  Cano is waved home, and promptly gets thrown out.  3 outs, no runs, best chance of a rally done in by poor base running decisions.

Reynolds Cares

Mark Reynolds hit a homerun, add $2. 

Travis Hafner 12hr = $24
Vernon Wells 11hr = $22
Brett Gardner 8hr = $16
Kevin Youkilis 2hr = $4
Jayson Nix 3hr = $6
Robinson Cano 27hr = $54
Ichiro Suzuki 7hr = $14
Lyle Overbay 14hr = $28
Brennan Boesch 3hr = $6
Francisco Cervelli 3hr = $6
Chris Stewart 4hr = $8
Ben Francisco 1hr = $2
David Adams 2hr = $4
Curtis Granderson 7hr = $14
Mark Teixeira 3hr = $6
Zoilo Almonte 1hr = $2
Derek Jeter 1hr = $2
Alfonso Soriano 15hr = $30
Austin Romine 1hr = $2
Eduardo Nunez 1hr = $2
Alex Rodriguez 6hr = $12
Mark Reynolds 5hr = $10
Brendan Ryan 1hr = $2
Total 136 hrs = $272

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