Saturday, July 2, 2016
Posted by Alphonso at 9:43 AM
Good morning, revelers!
Anyone on the East Coast who stayed up until dawn, watching the Yankees lose a one run game to the Padres has to be considered a candidate for, " wasted life of the decade."
This game had all the appeal of watching a development league soccer match, in a rainstorm, between Lichtenstein and Gibraltar. Or a wooden wheel wagon race in Nebraska, where the wagons are pulled by one-legged retirees.
Is there something wrong with Eovaldi?
He began the year as our unanticipated " ace," and is now working himself out of a job. He can't go 4 innings without giving up either multiple dingers, or a single HR with two men on base. In his last 5 starts, his ERA is 9.21
Coney has got to stop telling us, "what great stuff he has." It is great only for the opposition line-up.
So I return to my question; is Eovaldi hurt and, per macho reasoning, not advising the Yankees? Or is the pitching coach having a melt-down? In either case, this precipitous decline in one of our starting pitchers adds comfort to the struggle for mediocrity and, ultimately, failure.
By the way, how did we get such a cream-puff schedule? The Padres haven't been competitive since the Yankees swept them in the World Series about two light years ago.
Come to think of it, neither have we.
Today, we begin a one game win streak. The formula for .500.
Book it, Danno.
Just don't turn on the TV or the radio. It is scientifically proven that one can die from boredom and frustration.