Thursday, May 5, 2011

Everything You Need To Know About This Series

That's it.  There's nothing more to say.  Let's just move on to Texas.

Quick Morning Rant On The Offense

To quote the late, great Vince Lombardi, "what the hell is going on out here?!?!"

12-62 over the last 2 games?  13 Ks to just 5 BB??  2 runs???  2 GODDAMN RUNS?!?!  You gotta be kidding me.  I try to put a positive sping on things yesterday. I give you guys a B- grade that you may or may not have deserved and THIS is how you thank me?  By getting shut out by Max Scherzer?  Come the fuck on!!  Mike at RAB leaves this beautiful gem of confidence at the end of his "curveball problem" post yesterday:

"... the Yankees face Max Scherzer tonight, and he doesn’t throw a curveball at all. He’s a fastball (63.3%), changeup (21.3%), slider (15.3%) guy and the Yanks’ still rank among the league’s best against each pitch."

... And I'm feeling good that I'm going to get home after my lacrosse game, check the box score and see that all is right with the world after a solid 8-3, 9-4 win and instead I get 8 shutout innings from Scherzer and another decent outing where the Yankee starter pitched deep into the game and limited damage wasted.

It's one thing to have an off day, it's one thing to lose when you're facing a good pitcher on a day where he's got all his stuff working.  But to get completely dominated by Brad Penny and Max Scherzer is just flat out unacceptable.  We're not talking Maddux and Smoltz in their prime here, gentlemen.  Brad Penny completely sucks.  Completely.  And Scherzer, talent and potential being what they are, hasn't exactly been racking up Cy Young votes since becoming a Major League pitcher.

I'm tired of the excuses about not using your lower half, I'm tired of hearing about guys being just off or putting good swings on pitches, and I'm tired of people not being able to string hits together and grounding into fucking double plays every time there is a slight glimmer of a rally forming.  Everybody needs to get their shit together and start hitting like the offense that leads the league in runs scored.

(Could you tell I haven't had my coffee yet this morning?)