I’m depressed and, therefore, not in the mood to post pics. I hope words will do.
So. We lost.
There will be complaints about the tight strike zone. There will be talk about Girardi bringing in Soriano too late and even more talk about bringing him back for another inning instead of using Robertson. There will be a debate about not sending Montero up to pinch hit for Martin against Valverde. Blah blah blah.
This was about CC not having it and Verlander firing 100 mph fastballs through eight innings. Our guy wasn’t as good as their guy. End of story.
Still, the Yankees had their shining moments – from all those double plays that bailed out CC and A-Rod’s sure hand at third to Jorge’s tenacious at bats and Gardner’s huge game-tying double. If Soriano hadn’t coughed up that homer, we might have had extra innings and hung on a little longer.
But we had chances in the ninth and didn’t seize them, and the result was having to watch Valverde’s victory dance (although it was subdued, for him).
Did we ever imagine in our wildest dreams that our season would come down to AJ Burnett?
Of course not. But here we are, on the verge of elimination.
What needs to happen is this:
- The Good Great AJ has to show up.
- A-Rod has to be the 2009 model.
- Tex has to stop being Mr. April.
- Mo has to get into the game.
In other words, it’ll be all hands on deck so this baby doesn’t sink.
(Okay, I had to post one pic.)
Let’s go Yankeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!