I think Ken Singleton said that a zillion times about Chris Stewart during tonight’s loss to the Mariners. Granted the Yankees offense was somehow stymied by the once-competent Jeremy Bonderman and Kuroda had a meltdown in the fourth or fifth inning (can’t remember), but the fact is that Stewart is just not a great catcher. I’d rather have Romine out there.
What is there to say about this game? Not much. Preston Claiborne continued to impress, but the hitters must have eaten too much of Safeco’s famous sushi. (Wells has become the new Ben Francisco.) They looked sluggish and not into it, and neither was I. I went back and forth between the game and the replay of the Nadal-Djokovic semi-final at the French Open. Now that was a match and so much more entertaining.