Saturday, July 14, 2018


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So many things happened last night that shouldn't have happened. And so many things didn't happen that should have.  Either way, the Yankees lost and you can't go back, you can just go forward.  Sucks, but that's life.

George King III writes this... and had me chuckling:

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"If Aaron Judge had stolen second base in the eighth inning while Aaron Hicks was striking out, nobody in their right mind could correctly say Giancarlo Stanton would have followed by hitting the home run he drilled leading off the ninth.

To think otherwise is stupid because Stanton would have been pitched differently with Judge on second in the eighth — instead of the bases empty in the ninth, with the Indians leading by two runs. Still, after Stanton homered in the ninth and the Yankees dropped a 6-5 decision to the Indians..."

Yanks fell short. We can't go crying about it and we can't wish it was done differently, because, let's face it, it's not changing shit.

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But the real concern right now is that the Yankees are not winning consistently and that's what;s really bothering me. And that's the other point that King addresses... the "dig out"...

"Thanks to Domingo German’s early bout of wildness — 18 of his first 34 pitches were balls — the Yankees spent the evening going uphill. "  

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German is struggling, and more to that, the Yankees need reliable and... that word again... CONSISTENT pitching.  It's unsteady and many times not reliable.  In other words, as much as I'd love to see Manny Machado in pinstripes, it's my feeling that the offense is fine, it's our pitching that needs the major tweak.

Look, the Yankees are a great team, but we need a few important building blocks and we need to stop wishing about what could have been after the fact.  Come on, man.

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