Friday, May 11, 2007

What A Yawner

Tonight's Yankees/Mariners game was one of the dullest Yankee games I've witnessed in recent memory. There's not really much to write about. But what would this post be without a little effort, right?
I thought D-Raz pitched a decent game. His only real mistake was giving up a 2-run shot to Johjima. He had a little control issues but nothing to write home about. You can totally tell who Torre and Guidry have faith in. Proctor looked real sharp. Bruney looked alright. Not his greatest outing but when no runs score, you're doing your job.
You've got to give a tip of your cap to Jarrod Washburn. He held a potent Yankees offense in check. He scattered 6 hits, 2 of which were weak bloopers by Posada. Definitely a brilliant outing by the Seattle hurler. The Yankees had their chances but nothing materialized. Cano and Cabrera each whiffed in the 2nd with 2-on. Matsui fouled out with 2 on in the 3rd. The timely hit didn't come tonight. The offense has yet to hit its stride. Abreu is downright horrible right now. Cano is no better. They're both hitting about 70 points below what they should be hitting. There has to be something wrong with Abreu. He's not even working walks, something he's usually pretty good at. Give the dude an eye exam. Jeter, A-Rod and Jorge can't carry this offense. Mattingly and Long need to work some magic with these guys. 3 guys are hitting over .340. 6 guys are hitting below .255. If you do the math, it won't add up to a Yankee win.
So with this loss, the Yankees drop back to 2 games under .500. They are now 7-4 in the month of May. If they can continuously win 7 of 11, we've got nothing to worry about as that will get them to 98-100 wins. So even with the loss, they're moving in the right direction. They've been playing a lot better as of late and I still don't think there is anything to worry about. There's a lot of baseball left to play.
Peace, love and Pinstripes.