Tonight felt like a bad dream. Yes, the Yankees beat the Orioles, but what in the world is happening to our pitchers? Are they made of glass?
First Nova, who’d been having a rocky outing even before he took a comebacker off his leg and then rolled his ankle, ended up with contusions and sprains. God knows how long he’ll be out.
Then Rapada, who didn’t last long in relief, had to be helped down the dugout stairs and left because of a viral infection. Swell.
And then, when Soriano came in to close instead of Robertson and I wondered why, I read on Twitter that D-Rob has been feeling soreness in his side/ribs and is going for an MRI.
This is crazy! We’ve already lost Joba and Mo (check out the song parody about him in the previous post if you haven’t already), not to mention Pineda, Campos, Feliciano and probably others I’m not thinking of right now. We went from having too much pitching to not having enough, and it’s scary.
On a positive note, we had offense from Tex tonight. Woohoo. I was worried about him playing in the rain down in Baltimore, given his bronchial problems, but he showed signs of life at the plate. So did A-Rod. I wasn’t wild about Jeter hitting into two double plays, which, combined with the two in yesterday’s game, means four GIDPs in two days. But you can’t have everything.