Friday, July 11, 2014

Yankees Waste Another Strong Outing From Kuroda; Fall to Orioles 3-2

When a sport like baseball has a 162 game schedule, it's reasonable to expect a good amount of losses.

Not all of them are going to be competitive, obviously, but still, it's not unfair for fans to at least expect a consistent effort.

For example, when a club scores a few early runs to take a lead they should probably continue to try to win, a memo that apparently never reached the Yankees tonight, with them dropping a 10 inning contest to the Orioles in extremely dissapointing fashion, 3-2.

In the first few frames of this one, the Yanks were looking alright after getting a pair of solo homers from Brian Roberts and Kelly Johnson, but for some reason with two on and one out in the top of the fourth they decided to put down their bats.

In that turn, the seemingly-high-and-mighty Bombers failed to get a man home from third, pretty much ending their offensive night, as the Pinstripes would only collect one hit from then on.

Still, after that blown opportunity they did have a two-run lead, an advantage that looked comfortable considering Hiroki Kuroda was pitching a gem.

Unfortunately, that confidence would quickly prove misguided, with Kuroda hitting two and throwing two wild pitches (one came with a man on third) in Baltimore's next at-bat, allowing them to even up things up on a Chris Davis sac fly.

Now in the end, Kuroda did have a great night (tossing 7 innings of two-run ball), but due to a lack of offensive support he and his counterpart Mike Gonzalez were forced to settle for no-decisions.

Later on in the tenth, as you can see by that final score, the O's would unsurprisingly win on a Nick Hundley single, handing Adam Warren the loss and dropping the Bombers' record to 46-46, a pretty ugly .500.

Put differentially, the Pinstripes just didn't show any interest in emerging victorious this evening, a laziness that has to be fixed pretty soon, as the Yankees simply can't keep losing forever.


  1. Almost ready to cash out. Sorry.

    Two more loses over this weekend, as they head to the break, will have them 7 games out.
    For a .500 club to make up 7 games is imposable.

    Tanaka comes back in six weeks ? Maybe. By that time, it could be 10-12 games behind.
    Why come back. Go back to Japan, and enjoy the off season.

  2. Anyone remember the Columbus Shuttle, we should start a new one.
    The new one would be the DL shuttle. IF one of the players needs to be replaced...put him on the DL and bring up a hungry player in his stead!
    We have players down on the farm that are close to being in the show right now. Bring them up to the show and let them teach the others how to play the game...

  3. Agreed. Been calling for the youth forever now

    1. Of course Daniel, you do know, we are whistling in the wind!? LOL


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