Just when you thought the worst passed us by, the Yankees have to go and demonstrate that no….the worst is still coming.
AJ Burnett had been pitching very well last night, with the Rays scoring just one run by the 6th inning, but then something happened (don’t ask me what) and a switch got flipped, and it all went downhill from there. Five runs later, we find ourselves behind by a run instead of up by four. To make matters even worse, Nuke LaFarnsworth got the damn save. The indignity of it. That would be like Carl Pavano pitching a perfecto against us. At least our pen was good. I gotta keep telling myself to focus on the little things, rather than letting myself get depressed about the other stuff we’re not doing that well.
On the offensive side of things, we did manage five runs on seven hits, which is better than we’ve been doing. Grandy went 1-4 with 3 RBI, Robbie went 2-4, Russell Martin went 2-4, and Nunez went 1-3 with 2 RBI. Derek put up an 0’fer, so his countdown to 3,000 hasn’t moved.
Can we please win tonight? I mean, come on. Six losses in a row? It’s getting old.