LIVE YANKEE IN-GAME CHAT: TONIGHT AT 5

LIVE YANKEE IN-GAME CHAT: TONIGHT AT 5

Friday, September 19, 2014

Report from Washington (the state): "So here is Cano's stat line over those last 15 days: .294 BA but with only 5 runs scored; 6 RBI's; 2 HR's - 0 SB's - 2 GIDP (one rally killer last night that gagged me) and 4 freaking errors. He has made only 8 all year - so that is telling. So is he choking? Am I choking? Am I publicly calling him out? I think - yes, yes and yes."

From correspondent Rose City Wobblies:

Thought you and the folks at IIH,IIF,IIc might want to know that while Robbie has been a great contributor and has helped put the M's on the doorstep to a WC spot ... he is spinning somewhat foolishly in the batter's box and on the field.

His team has gone 7-7 over the last 15 days and lost ground to the two front runners ... (pulling out a 3-1 win last night with a heroic 3-run shot in the 9th from journeyman Logan Morrison). It truly has been a blessed season for our regional team .. with no help from Jesus Montero and just a little bit of help from newly acquired Austin Jackson in CF (former Yankee too, BTW).

So here is Cano's stat line over those last 15 days: .294 BA but with only 5 runs scored; 6 RBI's; 2 HR's - 0 SB's - 2 GIDP (one rally killer last night that gagged me) and 4 freaking errors. He has made only 8 all year - so that is telling.

So is he choking? Am I choking? Am I publicly calling him out? I think - yes, yes and yes. Both my Giants and these M's are smelling Selig bowl games ... so I have to be happy. But Robbie needs to step up his game if his team is gonna get over on the A's or Royals. He always looks like the zillion dollar guy that he is being paid and is surely helpful on our mostly Latino bench and locker room - but watch these next ten games ... he could explode or keep circling the drain - and the M's with him.

4 comments:

Buhner's Ghost said...

This analysis is wobbly. Whatever shortcomings Cano has as a hitter are clearly attributable to having no threat hitting behind him. Blame Morales, Hart, Smoak and every other righthanded hitter the M's have tried there. On this team, besides Cano only Seager is a true threat, and he also hits left-handed. Cano is being pitched around and getting little to swing at.

el duque said...

Alibis only satisfy those who make them.

Rose City Wobblies said...

No --- don't get me wrong Cano has carried the squad to the precipice of the promised land - the Selig bowl. And everything the Boner's Ghost is saying is true - no bats(0 RH offense) behind him or in front of him ... but he has kicked 4 balls in 15 days. Hello ... that is not stepping up ... it is garbage ... and they don't close this thing out without him. The bell has rung and it is time to deliver. OK - to give him credit - once again. It is show or go home time.

KD said...

I do like the "Selig bowl" moniker. But not "Boner's Ghost". Hits too close to home.