Saturday, July 20, 2013
That's how I feel right now. Like Lloyd Christmas in "Dumb And Dumber." When Zoilo Almonte hurts his ankle and hits the DL and his replacement is Melky Mesa and his 36.7% K rate in Triple-A fresh off the Triple-A DL, and Alberto Gonzalez is being DFA'd to clear a spot for the return of Thomas Neal to do the righty DH duties, that's when I've had enough with this dump. Non-stop injuries and non-stop terrible injury replacements. It's reaching comically-bad levels of low now. Just as uninspiring as uninspiring gets.
Joe's Old Mother Hubbard and he's just got nothing in the cupboard. It wouldn't shock me if A-Rod's entire body just separated from itself in his final rehab AB tonight and one of Jeter's legs fell off. At least it's not all bad news. Still got that Overbay-Wells-Hafner trio locking down the 4-6 spots in the order...
P.S.- Yep, absolutely mixed in a slight "Major League 2" reference just lines after the "D&D" one. And I did it with a hangover, a possible seasonal allergy attack, and a charred hand. No DL trips for this guy though. Rub a little dirt on it and get back out there.
(Courtesy of the AP)
Second half started the same way the first half ended, with the Yankee pitchers giving up untimely home runs to dig a whole for the offense and the hitters doing little to try to climb out. Same shit, different day. Do I even need to recap that?
- Nobody: Maybe Brett Gardner for scoring a run on his own with a bunch of stolen bases, but he got tossed early for throwing his helmet after a bad third strike call and he didn't get a hit. Nobody had more than 1 hit.
- Andy Pettitte: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K. Another so-so outing for Andy, who looks very much like a 41-year-old pitcher on his last legs and likely will for the remainder of the season. 4 runs shouldn't be a guaranteed loss but it is these days and that's the number of runs he always seems to give up. Putting his team down 3-0 on 2 early HR in the first 2 innings was not helpful at all.
Second game of the series is this afternoon, on FOX I believe. Hiroki Kuroda and John Lackey are the starting pitchers.