You know how the hero annihilates the monster in these movies and comics and then another monster pops up right behind the first one….and on and on it goes until the hero goes down?
That’s the scenario with the Yankees and Rays. The Yankees send a pinstriped hero to the mound, a perfectly good pitcher with perfectly good stuff, and up pops another one of the Rays’ young arms, fresh from the farm and ready to assume the role of phenom. It’s pretty frightening.
Cobb, tonight’s monster, really mowed down our offense. I was thrilled when Joe Maddon took him out in the 9th and brought in Rodney, but the thrill only lasted a minute. Ultimately, Pettitte’s performance couldn’t match that of his young counterpart and the Yanks dropped the game and the series.
The whole thing made me long for the days when our lineup struck fear in the hearts of even the scariest looking Rays pitcher.