Sunday, April 2, 2017

Opening Day Poem Was The Highlight.

That poem made opening day worthwhile.

Meanwhile, a few early indicators;

1.  Our " ace" went into the dumpster after two plus innings.  He never had a rhythm, he looked like he had never met his catcher, and his post game interview was unintelligible to me.

2.  Our three young turks went 1-13, combined, and committed one error.

3.  The offense, mostly, was as follows;  Castro had a big day with three hits, Judge hit a clutch double, and Headley laid down a bunt to beat the shift.  First Yankee ever, I think, to do this successfully.

4.  The bright spot was our relief staff, who pretty much shut the Rays down.  So we could get back in the game.  Only, we didn't.  True clutch hitting, just did not appear.

5.  We have a day off tomorrow to digest all of this.

Meanwhile, we sit in last place, and lots of guys had poor starts.  Never a good thing.

4 comments:

13bit said...

I agree on all points. Over the last 8 years of chasing the away Wildcard game, we have actually had a lot of good pitching, but zero clutch hitting. If we go into this season with zero good pitching AND zero clutch hitting, it's going to be a long season. I know it's just one game, but we have to be realists here. If it's a rebuilding year and we really embrace that philosophy, we can make some real progress in the Long March towards 2019. If we start smoking the Wildcard Spot crack and start to trade the young guys, we are smoke up a duck's ass.

Anonymous said...

HERE COMES 6 MONTHS OF AGGRAVATION.

ranger_lp said...

Our rebuild is not going to happen if Sanchez and Bird goes 0 for 9 every day.

But it's just a snapshot, right?

Anonymous said...

Al,

I thought you were going to drink more and write less ?