Why should this season be a picnic? Didn’t we want our nerves to be shot, our stomachs to be in a knot, our brains exploding?
No. We did not. But here we are. The Yankees had a poor showing yet again in today’s matinee at the Trop and the Orioles, by contrast, beat the Blue Jays handily.
CC was just okay. Perfectly adequate but not the dominant stopper we expect an ace to be. (I miss Andy. He used to be the guy who shut the other team down after a bad patch.)
Ichiro and Dickerson nearly killed each other with that collision, but it appears neither was hurt. Perhaps Dickerson needs to learn “I got it” in Japanese or Ichiro needs to learn to get out of the way of a center fielder who’s bigger than he is.
Cano was the goat of twitter for not hustling out of the box and getting thrown out at first as well as for not stretching for the ball that ultimately went past him for a big Tampa hit. Not sure what’s up with him at this point.
A-Rod’s return was unspectacular, but he did get a hit – and hits have been in short supply for this team.
The last inning was tough to watch: Nunez on third with the tying run and stranded there. Ugh.
Maybe the Yankees can take the rest of the Labor Day holiday and think about how it’ll feel playing golf in October. Or maybe, as one mischief maker suggested on twitter, someone should start checking the clubhouse for fried chicken and beer.