Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Yankees Blow 3-1 Lead; Get Blown Out By Orioles in Opener

Chris Capuano surrendered 4 earned runs in 6 innings and Brett Gardner scored on a Derek Jeter groundout following a lead-off triple in the top of the first, but since the Yankees offense died after crossing home three times in the first two frames the suddenly-lifeless New York club dropped tonight's opener to the Orioles, 11-3, in what can only be described as extremely ugly fashion.

Now for most of this evening's contest, ironically, the Yanks did actually compete, taking a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the fifth thanks largely to a double-steal in the second that eventually allowed both Carlos Beltran and Chase Headley to circle the bases on a pair of throwing errors.

Nonetheless, after Chris Davis drove a two-run home run over the right field wall in the aformentioned fifth New York would never again hold the advantage, an unfortunate happening only made worse by Adam Warren and Chase Whitley's giving up of 7 more in the seventh and eighth.

In other words, for the third straight day tonight the Yankees as a whole looked lousy, something that obviously has to change soon, as the team's recent three game losing streak has amazingly dropped them all the way to three back in the AL wild card standings.


    I wish I was clever enough to think up that line. It says it all.

    From today's New York Post.

  2. AUGUST 12th.: Is there one more round in the chamber ? Can they pick themselves up,
    and continue forward with the campaign ?
    Or, are they doomed to go down this road, to eternal darkness ?
    I say, the chamber is empty. It now will get worse.

    Surprise me....move out three or for players, and inject youth. Lets see what we have.

  3. They won't move players but I see a little circa 2013 run in them, just enough to break out hearts


Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)