Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Posted by Alphonso at 7:45 AM
All of a sudden, Ivan Nova is pitching like the 20 year old Doc Gooden.
The team is still restricted to two runs per game on most nights but, suddenly, that is all we need.
We are playing the AL East leaders, a team that devastates others by scoring a league leading number of runs per game. They are the best in virtually every offensive category, including runs scored from the 7th inning on.
But last night, down 2-1, they all struck out or hit soft liners to Gardy who, while he can't steal a base, can turn on his amazing speed and catch up to sinking fly balls.
The Orioles were rendered impotent. Buck Showalter was pulling out his hair.
And little, " do nothing for his money," Hal Steinbrenner could sip his imported bordeaux and contemplate again calling the news media, to convey his pithy messages of optimism
The trade talks, however, are in danger of drying up or, worse, reversing.
The opportunity to recognize what this team is and to lay a foundation for the future, deteriorates with each Yankee win.
The Orioles must start playing like the Orioles, or we are going to start dealing prospects.
There is fear in the land.