Game 31: One step forward, two steps back.

Just when you think you’re getting somewhere, you find out that you aren’t.  We fall behind early 5-0, but then come back to within one, only to end up losing by two.  That’s like getting kicked in the nuts, and then when you’re bent over and heaving, getting kicked in the teeth. 

Bartolo Colon had an uncharacteristic bad start, lasting only 4.1 innings, and giving up 5 ER on 9 H.  Our bullpen fared better though (though not by much), giving up only two more runs over the course of the next 3.2 innings.  I guess our streak of getting quality pitching starts, irrespective of the offensive output, is over.  *sigh*

But hey, at least we scored five runs!  That’s better than we’ve been doing, I’ll say that much.  Derek went 2-5, so he’s only 44 away from 3,000 now.  Mark went 2-4 with an RBI, Robbie went 1-4 with 3 RBI, and Swish went 1-3 with an RBI.  Like I said, it’s better than we’ve been getting.  Though while at the beginning of the season Derek was slumping, now it’s Alex.  I hope he gets out of it soon, we need everyone in the lineup hitting right now.  We can’t afford for too many prolonged slumps. 

I’d post the info for the next game, but the picture upload function still isn’t working (I’ve tried editing past entries), so I guess you’ll have to bear with an image-free Yankees Chick for a while.

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Hate to tell you this, but that is what you get with the aging Colon. He still has magic in that arm, but sometimes the inconsistent Colon rears his ugly head and makes you tear your hair out.
It is like having a rookie who has stellar stuff, but somehow he is muted for a bit before reaching his potential at the MLB level. The Yankees might have to get used to this double-edged Colon sword. Hopefully it will not cost them dearly…But then again Millwood is eager to throw.

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//The Yankees might have to get used to this double-edged Colon sword. Hopefully it will not cost them dearly…But then again Millwood is eager to throw. //

I hope it doesn’t cost us anything — he’s been surprisingly good for us this season, and filling in for our ailing #3 couldn’t have been something he thought he’d be doing.

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