I was unpacking and doing laundry, but I had the TV on and kept popping in for a look. At first I felt sorry for the Yanks, given the muddy conditions and occasionally heavy rain, but then I just got irritated – from AJ’s failure to cover first base on a couple of plays to his wild pitches. He didn’t give up a ton of runs to the O’s, but shouldn’t he be better? And why do I keep expecting him to be better?
There were errors galore but it was nice to see Montero get another big hit. And for awhile, the relievers did a great job.
With the score tied at 4-4 in the 7th inning, I stopped all my domestic activities and sat down to watch. Big mistake. I started yelling at the TV each time we’d go down without scoring. And Girardi’s intentional walks got on my nerves. And why did he use a lot of the veterans late in the game but not Jeter? Ultimately, it was Eduardo Scissorhands’ error in the 11th that really pissed me off.
I know the boys can’t win every game. I get it. But this one felt winnable. Damn.
At least my clothes are clean.
Okay, I do feel sorry for the Yanks, who now have to play the Orioles again tomorrow in Baltimore. These teams must be seriously sick of each other.