They should just throw a Little Leaguer out there. Seriously, the Yankees have so much trouble with pitchers they’ve never seen before, and last night was no exception. I’m glad I didn’t stay up to watch.
All our division rivals won their games yesterday, so it was annoying to lose ours – and to the A’s. Grrr.
I did watch long enough to see Sweaty Freddy give up a bomb to the Cuban Phenon, Cespedes, but while Garcia wasn’t great (and Phelps was, in relief), it was the offense that couldn’t get much going.
And then there’s Gardner’s surgery. I can’t say I’m surprised that he’ll be going under the knife, but why all the time wasted? He could have had it when he was first injured and been back with the team by now.
All that said, baseball doesn’t mean much when you wake up to the news in Colorado. A mass shooting. At a multiplex showing the new “Batman.” By a guy with an AK-something and God-knows-what-else. I won’t start in about gun control and how easy it is for these nuts to keep getting their young hands on assault weapons, but what a sad and all-too-familiar story.