First, they almost get no-hit by Phil Humber. Then, Brent Lillibridge literally robs the game from the Yankees twice. And, both times, Rafael Soriano gave up runs, with last night’s runs costing the team the game. To say the least, but also to say the most obvious, the first two games against the Chicago White Sox have not been fun.
The starters have pitched will, giving up a grand total of two runs in their outings. The offense and Soriano have not held up their ends of the bargain and the Yankees have lost two games that they should have won. “Frustrating” does not even begin to describe Monday and Tuesday’s contests. Considering how good the offense is, there aren’t going to be many two game stretches in which the Yankees’ starters give up two runs combined that end in Yankee losses. But, we have to remember that the season we love most is a long one and things like his will happen. What’s nice is that there are going to be games in which the Yankee offense bails out the Yankee pitching…you know, those games when the starter gives up four runs in five innings on 85 pitches and is showering before the game is official. There are also games in which BABIP luck (and awesome diving catches) will be on the side of the Bombers.
I know that you know all this, but after games like the last two, it’s nice to remind ourselves that sometimes, these things just happen. I’m not trying to exonerate Rafael Soriano for blowing the game or Joe Girardi for making certain moves (I did not see or listen to 99% of the game so I can’t speak on this intelligently), but these games do occur. We’re usually quick to say this after the Yankees get their butts handed to them on a silver platter or the opposing pitcher is just dominating. After what happened last night and Monday night, it takes us a little longer to remember that.
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