A House Of Horrors Yet Again

April 22nd, 2013 by Jane Heller

You’d think the Yankees would like playing at the Trop. It’s close to their own stadium in Tampa. The weather is predictable. They have a lot of fans in FL who turn out to cheer for them. So what’s the problem?

CC, in particular, seems to go stir bugs when he pitches there. He sure was awful in those early innings tonight. I was late getting the game on and we were down 5-0 already. Supposedly, he couldn’t find the plate. Why? Do they make home plate smaller at the Trop? Nooo, so he needs to snap out of it because we face the Rays 1,000 more times this season. He did settle down though and gave the Yankees plenty of chances to score runs and make a comeback.

Sadly, the Rays have another great young pitcher – all those draft picks, all that talent – and our bats were silenced, Cano’s homer aside.

I’m not even going to bring up the report about Cano’s connection to Biogeneis or his assistant’s connection to it, except to say I must be the only human being on the planet who didn’t visit that place. I’m not going to bring up Youkilis’ balky back either, except to say we already have a creaky third baseman and we need one that’s healthy.

 

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2 Responses to “A House Of Horrors Yet Again”

  1. Diane Anziano says:

    There was little in that game to enjoy, Jane. Going down by that many runs that early in the game made it basically impossible to come back. Youk is probably just not playing because its astroturf again and he doesn’t play well on that fake grass. As usual, our bats don’t work against pitchers with whom we are not familiar. Wells did make another nice play in the outfield to save a run — I got scared because at first it looked like he might have injured himself, but he’s fine. I’m not sure why Gardy isn’t trying to steal bases this season…he walked twice yesterday and didn’t give it a shot. Let’s hope for a better outcome tonight. I think Hughes is pitching and although he started the season poorly, his last outing wasn’t bad. GO YANKEES!!!

  2. Jane Heller says:

    You’re right about Gardner not trying to steal, Diane. Maybe it’s harder on turf, both in Toronto and Tampa, because the ball gets to the infielders so fast? No clue.