So Is This How It Is Now?

June 22nd, 2012 by Jane Heller

NYTimes.com

The good pitching was contagious and now the bad pitching is too? With even Andy succumbing to the bad pitching virus?

What an ugly first inning for him. He looked totally out of gas from the very beginning and I wanted to reach into the TV and give him a tank full of premium unleaded.

I was mildly encouraged by the solo homers by A-Rod and Jones, but the RISP thing continued to be a drag.

I was following the game with my buddies on Twitter when the Sandusky verdict was announced, so I left the Yankees to watch CNN’s coverage. Apparently, I didn’t miss much at Citi Field except the relief work by the chicken-calling Francisco. Oh, how I would have loved our boys to score a ton of runs off him.

I’m tired of this little losing streak now – it was way more fun when we were winning – so I’d appreciate a reversal of fortune tomorrow.

 

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5 Responses to “So Is This How It Is Now?”

  1. YankeeCase says:

    Doesn’t this always seem to be the case? After going on a nice little win streak we follow it up with a losing streak… What kind of karmic sense is this?! Can we please be done with this bad juju??

  2. Melissa says:

    Suzyn and John said something about Andy not being ready because he got the start time wrong. I was only half listening, so I’m not sure. Maybe someone else heard it.
    I hope that explains his bad inning. Let’s wake those bats up Yankees!

  3. Jane Heller says:

    I really do think that good pitching is contagious and bad pitching is too, YankeeCase. I thought Andy would be immune, because of all his experience, and he’s always been a stopper. But last night he kept throwing them fat pitches until he settled down. I wanted to hide my eyes.

    I didn’t hear about that, Melissa, but it’s kind of hard to believe. They were all at the ballpark during the rain delay. He must have seen that it stopped raining! Yes, let’s wake up the bats already. The offense could have picked Andy up after that first inning and scored 5-6 runs easily.

  4. Peggy says:

    Hi Jane & Fellow Baseball Fans

    Well…the lucky charm Met fan didn’t work last night but it will tonight. So much for Terry complaining that the Yankees hit homeruns at the Stadium and that Citifield will be different. They hit 3 (Alex hit a bomb into the Homerun Apple) ….unfortunately…two of the three were solo shots. Andy didn’t have it the first inning but like CC ….he’s a bulldog…he gutted out 6 innings even with such a high pitch count to begin the game. What’s up with Cory? After an amazing start to the season it seems he gives up a run every time he comes into a game now. I couldn’t tell if Swish had caught the ball….that was the difference in the ball game. I guess it wasn’t meant to be. You would have thought the Mets won the World Series with the fans carrying on after the game on the train station. I guess they forgot it’s 3-1 in the series with two games left to play.

    Here’s to Super Nova …hope he’s super tonight in shutting down the Mets and shutting up the Met fans.

    Have a great day ….GOOOOOOOOOOO Nova…GOOOOOOOOOOOO Yankees !!1

    Go Yankees 2012 !!

  5. Jane Heller says:

    Maybe you should leave the “lucky charm Met fan” home today, Peggy. LOL. I do hope Nova will get the job done today. He’s been so good lately, but then so were the others. Sigh. Have fun!