That wasn’t too much fun. Didn’t get to live blog that one, but I’ll be sure to be back at ya with the live blogging soon. Some thoughts:
– Javy has allowed three runs or fewer in 7 of his last 8 starts. In fact, in only one of those did he allow three. This is more like it. Much more like it. Didn’t think his ERA was going to dip to 5.01 this quickly after being so explosive for much of April and May.
– It bothers me when mediocre pitchers like Takahashi shut down the best offense in the game. It shouldn’t happen logically, but that’s why you play the games. Of course, his illegal move bothers me as well.
– As Sir Steve Phillips pointed out in the comments, it is somewhat legal for the pitcher to do that if he does it every time, but that’s a very fuzzy rule. I’d like to go up there with two baseballs every time and see how I do. I exaggerate, but just to make a point.
– You know things are off when Cano has no hits but a walk.
– What’s worst about the offense’s performance is that they were 0-for-9 with RISP and left 11 runners on base. Simply unacceptable. They had a chance to take back the lead and even blow it open given how many opportunities they had. What’d I tell ya about RISP?
– CHoP and Boone Logan scare me every time they come in the game. At least they’d been solid of late, but this Yankee bullpen is extraordinarily inconsistent and is going to plague them the rest of the season if it doesn’t improve or get added to.
– Jon Albaladejo is downright dealing down in Scranton. Wouldn’t he be better than CHoP or Logan at this point?
– Here’s to hoping that the Paul O’Neill theory will be in effect tomorrow. O’Neill says that if a team is shut down all game and then shows life near the end (even if their rally is thwarted), it carries into the next day’s game. We’ll see if it does.
Sorry for not live blogging this one. I’ll do my best to live blog at least one of the next two, so stop by soon.