Sometimes a pitcher goes out there and his tits get lit up. Sometimes he can't find the strike zone. Sometimes pressure gets to them. Sometimes, in rain, a pitcher can't grip the ball properly, their footing sucks and sometimes, rare, but sometimes... they blow a save. Sometimes the elements kick the crap out of you. That's the game... and no one should ever give excuses... it's just the way it is.
MLB.com has the story about the Yankees and last night's loss:
"With the Yankees leading by one run and a runner on first base following a leadoff walk issued by closer Aroldis Chapman to Robinson Chirinos in the top of the ninth inning, the game entered into a three-hour, 35-minute rain delay, beginning at 10:40 p.m. ET. After the delay, Kirby Yates entered the game to pitch for the Yankees and couldn't secure his second career save, allowing a two-run single to Adrian Beltre and an RBI single to Elvis Andrus as the Rangers won, 9-6."
Fans can get angry all they want, but sometimes weird things happen, and last night, it was weird.
I saw this comment in our comments section of YANKS MAY RESIGN CHAPMAN AFTER ALL.
So I guess we just give up on Chapman. I mean, sure Dave, he did fail last night, and fans don't like to see it, but the elements weren't in the Yankees corner last night. I mean, Kirby Yates hit 3 batters last night. Think about that one. Chapman even chimed in on his performance:
"It's very wet out there... I was trying to find a way that would allow me to do my job. So I was doing the best I could. The ball was getting wet easily out there, so the best thing to do is keep asking for a new one and try to get a good grip and try to do a good job."
Think about that. He tried, there was a ton of craziness all around him, look at out lead photo! All I'm saying is, while it stings, it was highly unusual and we as a fan base just need to move on.
Final: Rangers 9 - Yankees 6
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