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Thursday, June 13, 2013

THE YANKEES UNLUCKY 18

Yeah... that title's lame, but so was the game.  Look, whenever you invest all your time in a game that goes 18 innings, and your club loses... you ain't exactly thrilled.  I'm not and you're not either.  My Yankees were swept by the A's.  Now, the fans take it harder than the players. The players let it sting them and they'll turn it around tomorrow.  We go to bed mad and we'll probably wake up mad too, and then, we hope our team turns it around.  No doubt though... it's frustrating.

I'm not going through every inning. It's just going to annoy you. Truth be told, Hiroki Kuroda went 8 innings and got screwed. He pitched real well. He gave up 2 hits, 2 runs and struck out 3. David Robertson, Boone Logan, Shawn Kelley, Adam Warren, Preston Claiborne and Mariano Rivera followed and in the end, Claiborne got the loss.


On the the hitting front, Robinson Cano hit a 2 run homer in the 1st inning scoring Brett Gardner.  That was it.  The rest of the game it was goose eggs. Vernon Wells went 0-8.. you read that right.  Kevin Youkilis went 0-7. Travis Hafner, 0-8.  Seriously. Can someone say WTF? No need... I just did.


On the flip side, Ichiro, Cano and Gardner each had hits, Gardner has 2, the others had 3 each. Bottom line, it wasn't a great showing, but I guess you tip your cap to the A's pitching.  Overall, the pitching on both ends was great, but in the end, a walk off in the 18th ended it when Nate Freiman singled in John Jaso.

Boom! Done... Yankees lose... Yankees swept.

Final: Athletics 3 - Yankees 2.

Now I go to bed pissed... see how that happens?

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