Thursday, July 3, 2008

Surprise, Surprise. Nothing Changed Since My Last Entry.

As I thought, the Yanks put up no kind of fight tonight after I posted earlier. They pretty much stunk the whole game. The only bright spot was again the bullpen, which has been pretty on in recent weeks. Offensively, it was another abysmal night. The Yankees really don't do well when they take on an aggressive approach. In my estimation, it was the cause of their early season offensive struggles. Jon Lester pitched a lot of quick innings tonight. I don't remember the exact totals, but there was 1 inning that took only 4 pitches. There were 3 straight innings that took less than 10 each. No wonder those innings were over while I stepped away from a few short minutes. The Yankees need to stay focused and play their game: work counts, take pitches, be selective, run up the pitch counts, and keep the line moving. The aggressive approach doesn't work.

Word on the street, the street being Pete Abraham's blog, is that the Yankees held a closed door meeting after the game tonight. It should be interesting to see what effect it has on things, if any. There's still a lot of baseball left to play and this team has done it before. They can do it again. Now is not the time though to dig themselves a hole, which is what they're doing. Tomorrow is Beckett versus Rasner. Climbing out of that hole won't be easy.

Peace, love and Pinstripes,