June 22nd, 2014 by Jane Heller
Photo: Kathy Willens, AP

Photo: Kathy Willens, AP

Actually, Girardi called Pearce’s takeout of Kelly at 3rd “malicious,” but when I say “gross” I’m referring to this huge series against the O’s and all the wasted opportunities by the Yankees, who lost 2 of 3. You’d think they’d have some momentum after Beltran’s stirring walk-off win on Friday night but nooo. Nuno’s continued mediocrity on Saturday didn’t help in that game, but the offense couldn’t come through time and time again. And to waste Tanaka’s start today, on a wonderful Old Timer’s Day, no less, was just criminal. Huff, by the way, wasn’t great during his last stint in pinstripes so I’m not sure what he’s doing in the Bronx for another round.

That’s what so puzzling about this team. They looked great against the first-place Blue Jays and so blah against the second-place Orioles. As was pointed out by the YES booth, it’s unlikely any of the division rivals will go on a tear and pull away from the pack so that’s a plus. But the Yankees will have to pick it up when it counts – i.e. with men on base – and the starting pitching has to improve. I’m sure Cashman will make a trade at some point (Cliff Lee has been mentioned), but right now he and Girardi keep saying Nuno will make his next start. All I can say about that is the bats better come alive.




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3 Responses to “Gross”

  1. Diane Anziano says:

    I really think its time for them to sit Nuno down – he’s useless and I’m sure he has no confidence in himself now. The losses were very upsetting, but the tributes to Tino and Goose, and of course, Old Timers Day, were all a joy to watch. I’ve been to three OTD’s and they are something to experience. No other team can do what The Yankees do and I can’t imagine that any old players from any other team would do this every year. Whitey and Yogi were adorable…hope they stick around for a while. The sad thing is that as I was watching the Old Timers play, I saw a two or three players that I think we should sign to the current team. Oh well…at least we play Toronto again. GO YANKEES!!!

  2. Jane Heller says:

    I know what you mean about the Old Timers, Diane. There are a few I’d enlist to play right now. I bet Jesse Barfield, for example, wouldn’t be a bad DH!

  3. Bob Cerv says:

    It is indeed disappointing how there seems to be little or no carryover momentum from a stirring win. However, as has been duly noted, ‘in baseball, momentum goes as far as tomorrow’s starting pitcher.’

    OTD is always so special. Won’t forget one of the first ones I saw on TV, back when they carried that. It was back in the ’60s, and DiMaggio played in it. Since I was born the year he retired, obviously I never saw him play. But he did a stint in CF that day. Just watching him go back on a flyball, 10-12 years after he retired, he was so graceful and fluid, it made me realize just how great he must have been…