Game 145: It’s about freakin’ time.
Our starting pitching sucked last night. I’m just going to be honest with you. We had a 6-0 lead and Nova completed choked it up and after the 5th, we found ourselves down 7-6. A 6-run lead. Gone. Oy vey. We tied the game the following inning and it stayed tied because our pen managed to not give up any more runs to the damn Rays. Boone, Joba, Kerry, Dave and Mo all combined for 5.1 innings of two-hit ball. Now that’s a bullpen. And it’s good they held the Rays to 7 runs because our offense died until the top of the 10th. I hope our bullpen keeps up what they’ve been doing and I hope our rotation gets its act together. The playoffs are coming sooner than we think.
Well…..6 runs usually should be enough to win a ballgame, unfortunately for us though, we needed two more than that. Fortunately, we were able to provide those two runs. A quick run down of the lineup shows a few players that had good/great nights. Alex went 2-6 with 2 RBI, Robbie went 3-4 with 3 RBI, and Jorge came in as a PH in the 10th and hit the tie-breaking and game-winning HR for the Yanks. Derek went 2-5, Grandy went 2-5, Mark went 1-5 with an RBI, and Austin Kearns went 1-5. So the offense had a great game, if only our pitching (aside from the pen) did too. Let’s do the same tonight and take the series. I can’t remember the last time we did that.
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