Saturday, April 15, 2017
Posted by Alphonso at 4:41 PM
There is no way we can be accused of legitimately beating the Cards today.
I stopped counting how many times Yankees struck out.
For the first few innings, no Yankee put the ball in play.
We had a desperate lineup;
1. Resting Aaron Judge, who was beginning to flail (again) at pitches in the dirt.
2. Resting Romine, who homered and had two hits yesterday ( per Joe's strategy of never going with the hot hand.)
3. Playing Bird, who I am now convinced has an injured ( unhealed ) foot problem and, as a result, cannot get his " legs under him" for quality at-bats. Hence, he is 1-28, and left 5 guys ( minimum ) stranded on the bases today as he missed pitches by a foot.
4. Not having Halliday as our DH. I think he tried too hard yesterday to impress his former teammates, and hurt his back swinging ferociously and futilely.
5. Not having either Betances or Chapman available.
I mean CC pitched as though he was alive and well. And the hitless, rookie catcher handled his duties to CC well. Other guys ( mostly Jacoby ) contributed but, without the 8 walks, 2 errors, and poor fielders choice decisions by the Cards, I don't think we get by.
We stole the win and avoided incarceration.
Pretty good day.