Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Live Game Updates: A's at Yankees - 4/20

7:31 p.m., End First: Yankees get a lead-off double from Ellsbury in the first, but leave the bases loaded. Another day, another #RISPFail.

7:47 p.m., End 2nd: Didi Gregorius lines a solo shot to right off Kendall Graveman, and the Yankees have a 1-0 lead after two innings.

7:53 p.m., Mid 3rd: Another 1-2-3 inning for Eovaldi in the third. He has retired eight consecutive and faced the minimum so far. 

8:02 p.m., End 3rd: Nothing happens in the bottom of the third. Still 1-0 Yankees.

8:26 p.m., Mid 4th: It should probably not be this bad right now, but the Yankees' defense just looks helpless. Tough to explain, but it's 3-1 A's and there's no reason it shouldn't be 2-1 or better.

8:32 p.m., End 4th: Yankees' offense back to its make-as-many-outs-as-possible-in-as-little-amount-of-time-as possible mode. Still 3-1 A's as the Yankees look awful.

8:48 p.m., End 5th: Different inning, same story. Yanks go down 1-2-3 in the fifth.

9:34 p.m., End 7th: Lack of baseball IQ by Didi costs the Yankees a run in the seventh. With runners on second and third and one out, Hicks bounces one to third, and Didi, coming from second, gets tagged out en route to a deflating 5-3 double play.

9:46 p.m., Mid 8th: Brander Pinder, remember that guy? Well, he's back and pretty much the same as usual. He enters in the eighth and gives up two more runs. Oakland now running away with it; it's 5-1.

10:02 p.m., Mid 9th: Beltran launches a solo homer in the eighth and Nova tossed a scoreless top of the ninth. Last chance for the Yankees coming up. 

10: 08 p.m., End 9th: That's your ballgame. A's win 5-2.

3 comments:

  1. this is probably the worst period of time that I can recall. The thing is- there's nothing that can even be done! Gardner, Mccann, Beltran, aaron judge! (between bronx and scranton WB).

    but jeez, there isnt even anyone that can sit! What, sit Arod for hicks and ells to play? I think this might be a good idea, one more day. Im glad hicks had that double play, but he needs a couple consecutive games to get out of his head.

    pitching. ill get on them, even though the hitting is pathetic. 3 runs in 6 innings isnt good. let's see if a couple starting pitchers put up zeros a few days in a row, and get something going.

    But this will be tough to wait out.

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    1. This is definitely the toughest stretch in my lifetime. I wasn't really around for the 80's, wasn't born until November of 1985, so this is my 1980's. I guess I really am spoiled, and I don't like it.

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    2. Now you may understand why I don't get to upset (most of the time) over this year and the unacceptable start to the season. Just think of the bad teams from 1965 to 1994 just two WS wins in 29 years.
      Thus, yes you are and have been spoiled but, so has many other Yankee fans. So, let's hope we can all get spoiled in the near future.

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