Sunday, October 4, 2015
TOO MUCH CHAMPAGNE, NOT ENOUGH HEART
There's something to be said about clinching a Wild Card after a long season... and then celebrating like you just won the World Series. Truth be told, it means noting, especially if you can't continue the charge toward the finish line. If the Yankees won, clinched, partied and showed up in Baltimore like they were full of adrenaline, I wouldn't be writing with such venom... but I am, because they didn't. It was a terrible day yesterday. I'm sorry... that's how I feel right now.
I know... I was supposed to write you 2 recaps, both with a flurry of heart and pop culture, maybe alittle humor, but let's call it what it is; The New York Yankees showed up to Baltimore alittle hung over, alittle tired because of the rain out on Friday and off their game and now.... their right back where they were before they clinched. They're terrible.
Remember what I said in LOCK IT UP!, "Bottom line, we wanna be the "Motorboating Son of a Bitch", not the one who didn't seal the deal. It's literally that simple." In essence, I want to be the team that goes into the playoffs strong, confident.... not limping in. That's from a fan perspective... that's how you need to see this thing.
What? You want scores? You want highlights? How's this:
Game 1we had a total of 6 hits against Wei-Yin Chen. Girardi went into his "rest the stars" mode and literally rested everyone under the sun... he may have even taken a rest, and we fielded a team not ready to win. I'm not pleased with Game 1's starting lineup. I felt like we could have done better in that decision making. Sorry.... not sorry, bad managerial decision. The Yankees were 1-12 with runners in scoring position. We left 8 man on base.
MLB.com had this wonderful stat... with 2 out, 4 were left on base. That means were not executing properly. Ivan Nova's "bad" this season. Not my words... his. Yesterday he pitched 5.2 innings, allowed 8 hits and 5 runs. Shreve gave up 2. Nick Goody gave up 2. Here's a question, WHY IS SHREVE AND NICK GOODY EVEN IN? What happened to that must win game mentality? What is wrong with Joe Girardi? We lost 9-2. That's Game 1... more with Game 2.
Game 2 was more of the same, except the difference was it was more of a baseball game. We had Luis Severino on the mound, who went 7 innings, giving up 5 hits and 3 runs, and we had our guys like Brian McCann, hot hitter Carlos Beltran and Jacoby Ellsbury in the lineup. But we still managed to only score 3 to the Orioles 4. Trust me when I tell you... Joe should have figured this out by now.... Buck Showalter, no matter if his O's are in the playoffs or not, still wants to win every game, even if it's meaningless. We didn't win that one either, we left 6 on base in Game 2 and with runs in scoring position, we were 2-7.
We need to wake the fuck up. This is what you play for.... sorry for the profanity. I know you were thinking it... I just had the balls to say it.
Game 1: Orioles 9 - Yankees Suck
Game 2: Orioles 4 - Yankees still suck
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