My heart sank when the Dead Arm version of Kuroda showed up again. Being down so many runs early is such a bummer. I’m sure it can’t be easy for the players either, even though they always believe they can come back.
I was worried about this game as soon as I heard the Yankees were facing a pitcher they hadn’t seen before – rarely a good thing. The pattern continued as the batters looked helpless tonight. Swing and miss. Swing and miss. Ugly.
Yes, Mark Reynolds, our new Mr. I’ll-Play-Any-Position, had a nice game, but without Cano in the lineup, Nunez too, an already punch-less group became even more punch-less.
I’m sad right now. Girardi keeps saying, “We just have to win games,” but the statement is sounding hollow. We dropped the series to the Blue Jays and we can’t get it back.
Sorry to be such a Debbie Downer. We still have a month left of Yankees baseball, win or lose, and that’s something to celebrate.