I know I’m one of Mo’s biggest fans. I also know that he came in with a man on, one out, and gave up a hit, int. walk and hit and the Yanks then lost 3-2.
But he isn’t the story of this game. For he didn’t lose it (figuratively and realistically—-the L was put on Claiborne).
The Yankees offense lost it. For they reached a new low today.
In losing 3-2 in EIGHTEEN innings, consider this: Robbie Cano hit a 2-run HR in the first.
I had a 1/2 day of work today since I work a 1/2 day on Saturday. When I pulled into the parking lot at work today to start my shift, Robbie hit his HR. 2-0. 1st inning.
When I got out of work, it was 2-2 in the 15th. I drove to a bar for a few before heading home.
The Yanks lost 3-2 in 18. You aren’t dumb. You can do the math. The Yanks got 2 in the first on Cano’s 16th HR. They lost 3-2 in 18. You can figure out the rest.
The Yanks’ offense put up SEVENTEEN straight goose eggs on the scoreboard.
Mo should not have been in this game. Esp. after his ass picked up splinters off the bench for SEVENTEEN innings.
Kuroda was masterful. I feel most sorry for him and Warren (more on him in a bit). Kuroda 8 IP, 2 R, only 2 H. 2 walks and 3 K. 2.78 ERA but only a 6-5 record to show for it.
Robertson a scoreless 9th. 0 R, 2 hits, 0 walks and struck out the side. 3 K. ERA to 2.30.
Logan 2/3. 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 1.45.
Kelley 1/3. 0 R, 0 H 0 walks and 1 K. 4.62.
At this point, it became painful to watch. It was a war of attrition.
God Bless Adam Warren, who with this offense putting up nothing but zeroes, went out every inning knowing that if he gave up a run the game was over.
Warren tossed six shutout innings. 0 R, 4 H, 2 walks and 4 K. ERA to 3.12. He got some help when Wells gunned down a runner at the plate.
Six shutout innings in an extra-inning game. Where you knew in each one of those innings that if you gave up one run the game was over.
Claiborne pitched a scoreless inning in the 17th but with one out gave up a hit in the 18th.
Then Mo picked out the splinters from his ass from sitting on the bench so long and gave up a hit, int. walk and a hit. Ballgame over and a 3-2 loss.
Claiborne 1 1/3, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 0-1, 0.86.
Mo’s ERA stays at 1.48. 0 IP, 2 H, 1 walk, 0 K.
The 4-5-6-7 hitters in today’s lineup, Teix/Hafner/Youk and Wells, went a combined 0 for 28 with 12 strikeouts.
Want to know their batting averages? Teixeira (0-5, 3 K), just off the DL, is now 8 for 49, .163. Hafner (0 for 8, 3 K) is in a HUGE slump and down to .220. Youk (0 for 7 and 3K) is down to .219 and Wells (0 for 8, 3 K) is down to .229.
Read that last paragraph again. 4-5-6-7. 0 for 28. 12 K.
Averages now .163=.220=.219 and .229.
Need I say more?
On top of that, Brignac came into the game late. He’s now 4 for 30 as a Yankee.
But the Yanks don’t promote OF Thomas Neal, who was at what, .339 for SWB entering tonight? Granted he doesn’t have power (2 HR for he AAA club) but how long will they let Hafner/Youk/Wells struggle? They were ok in April but have coming crashing down to earth and in doing so are showing why their previous clubs let them go.
Today was painful and excruciating to watch. Great pitching performances were wasted by a pathetic offense putting up 17 straight goose eggs.
Today, the phrase “Bronx Bombers” was laughable.
“Bronx Banjo Hitters” was more like it.