Well, all I can say is the Blue Jays came out to play for this series and we didn’t. If the Yankees did anything right, it was few and far between. We’re averaging only 4 runs over the last 7 games. We even got lucky with yesterday’s win, scoring two runs on a balk and a bases loaded walk. It seemed like we had a hard time getting anything done and we just didn’t play with authority. But I don’t think the Blue Jays are this good. I just think we played poorly. We underachieved while the Jays overachieved. Judging by these past 4 games, I have no clue why the Jays aren’t in first place. But they aren’t and I’m sure there’s a reason why.
Ponson and Wilson got pretty goofy and definitly made a win near impossible. Too bad we couldn’t stage another 11 run comeback! Then Chacon comes in and adds to that ERA before Villone finally ends the embarrasment. I like what Feinsand wrote in his blog yesterday:
"Teams can win five straight and it looks like they’re world beaters. Then they can follow that with three losses and even the most optimistic fan can begin to think, ‘Maybe next year.’ One win, however, can turn that fan right back into the believer that he or she was just days ago."
That’s very appropriate for the situation.
So, good stuff from today’s loss: Posada’s home run was pretty cool (there were 2 outs). We had 13 hits; Green, Cabrera, Posada, Giambi, Damon and Jeter (Jeter’s 6 for his last 10) all had 2 hits. Melky made a great catch at the wall to rob Wells of a double. And maybe we get lucky again and the Mariners beat the Red Sox.
Just remember that on July 4th, about 3 and a half weeks ago, we lost to the Indians 19-1! Then we won the next 9 of 10 games! GO YANKEES!!!
Great way to win a ballgame. That’s how we’re winning the World Series this year. Game 7 at Yankee Stadium. Bottom of the ninth, down a run. Runner on first base, two outs and Melky’s at the plate with two strikes. We’re playing the Mets so of course Wagner’s on the mound, one strike away from winning the World Series. He tries to throw that slider, but no sir, you can’t fool the Melk Man. Melky Cabrera creams it, crushes it, a tape measure no doubter moon shot. It looks like we had Ruth or Reggie or Mantle back all over again. And Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Yankeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! By that time I assume Matsui and Sheffield will be back, so I don’t know why Melky would be in the lineup. But trust me, it’s going to happen. And it will be sweet.
Ponson pitched very well. Sterling was very impressed and gave him the "player of the game" award. Hopefully Ponson can repeat this. Maybe he’ll manage to get that third out next time to make it 7 full innings. 5 hits and 5 Ks is pretty good. He even picked off a baserunner. That home run to Sexson was the only mistake. Too bad there were runners on.
Once again our bullpen was fantastic. Did exactly what they had to, held off the Mariners and gave the offense enough time to score. Villone, Wilson, Farnsworth and Proctor combined for 4 1/3 innings, struck out 4, walked only 1 and allowed only 2 hits. Well done boys.
Hopefully The Unit can seal the deal on a second consecutive sweep. Go Yankees!