Thursday, October 22, 2009

Yanks Fail To Close It Out, Back To The Bronx For Game 6

9 outs. The Yankees were 9 outs from closing this series out. Then the wheels fall off. As I was watching the Angels retake the lead, I couldn't help but feel like I was watching the Yankees' season end. I don't know why I felt that way, but I did. The Yankees are still up 3-2 in the series and are returning home where they've played so well. If you told me before the series started that the Yankees were going to leave Anaheim with a 3-2 series lead, I'd have been satisfied with that. I even thought the Angels were likely to win this game before it started. Having said all that, why do I feel like the season is ending? I really wish I could explain it. It's a weird feeling for sure. The feeling is still there and I'm hoping when I wake up in the morning it's gone.

I'm going to leave it at that tonight. If you want to know my thoughts on the game, scroll down and read the posts called "Joe Girardi Is A Big Fat Idiot" and "Joe Girardi Is Still A Big Fat Idiot." Girardi definitely made some moves that I think cost the team the game, namely bringing A.J. Burnett out to start the 7th and then not pulling him after the leadoff hitter reached base. Even though the entire "Twitterverse" was calling for an RP, myself included, I can kind of see why Joe let A.J. start the inning but I can't for the life of me figure out why he left him in after the 1st hitter reached. Then there's Nick "The Rally Killer" Swisher. I don't even want to get into that. I'm afraid if I do I'll be up all night grumbling his name while I try to fall asleep.

I'll be online at some point tomorrow, lunch time maybe, with a more in-depth post about the game. I need to shake this loss off. It's really not sitting well with me.

Peace, love and Pinstripes,



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