Monday, September 24, 2007

0-fense (Postgame notes 24 Sept 07)

Well, that was an ugly affair.

I only saw the sixth inning on, but only managing one run? It's as if the Yankees just pretended that AJ Burnett was starting anyway, and played accordingly.

What hurts about this game isn't that the Yankees lost, because it wasn't a loss in fourteen innings or in the bottom of the ninth...what hurts is that instead of being one game back of Boston, they are now two back.

One game back, anything can happen; two games back and the Yanks need some help.

Obviously, they are in no mortal danger of missing the playoffs unless they have a spectacular collapse in them, but being completely honest, while it's the World Series ring that matters in the end, the division would feel just so. damned. good.


I missed Pettitte's performance, but I liked what I saw out of Farnsworth, Veras and Ohlendorf. Especially Ohlendorf. Toronto kept fouling his pitches off, but he didn't give in, and made it a one-two-three inning.

I feel like the Yankees' offense needs to take a look at how Toronto's offense played this game...

Well, it's not the end of the world. We'll play again tomorrow, against a different team, and, well, after Toronto, anyone else's pitching is gonna look pretty easy to hit.

If Toronto stays healthy next year and learns how to hit properly, they will be a force to contend with--they already pitch like hell and that's the first step.

Anyway, there are no other games yet underway. I've got a bunch of reading to do for class...because that Victorian literature is just so much fun!

For the record: Googling yourself, or your blog for that matter, can be an interesting experience.


  1. hey rebecca.. i hate losing but we cannot win every game... and they simply out pitched us. some balls were hit pretty hard but right at someone but bottom-line is their pitching rocked. andy did not have his A game. but like you said the BP was pretty darn good and that is something to be happy about.

  2. Haha, I love Googling my blog. I find it pretty interesting.

  3. Larry--Nope, we can't win every game, but losing more than half of them in April and May is why we're not in first by 10 right now.

    And yes, the bullpen was excellent.

    Andrew--I imagine it was more interesting for you; mine's not even been around a month yet!

  4. Yeah, I love seeing the random places that linked to me that I didn't even know about on Technorati.

  5. Someone bookmarked me on delicious.

    I considered it quite the honor! Still, I think your blog actually comes up on Wikipedia!

  6. Yeah, I added that to the Scott Proctor article. Haha

  7. At least I didn't get sunburned today?

  8. I was actually googling my blog last night. I noticed people gave me shout outs I didn't know about.

    I google myself all the time too. I'm a pretty big deal.


  9. :-) The first one that came up on Google for me was "This Purist Bleeds Pinstripes", where I mentioned my blog. Nice cross-promotion. Good teamwork, too!

  10. We're the Army of Yankee Bloggers!