Today was the Chris Dickerson Show!
Unfortunately, I had to write this…
Today was the Bad Bullpen Show!
Not that Hughes didn’t end up with a figurative black eye. He seemed to be coasting until his homerun-itis condition kicked in. Baseball is a simple game, really, and when a pitcher throws a ball right down the middle of the plate he’ll get creamed. I wish Hughes could figure that out.
But the Yankees were still within rallying distance until the bullpen brigade came in to mess things up. Particularly galling was Derek Lowe walking in a run with the bases loaded. All hell broke loose after that, and no matter who Girardi brought in the result was baaad. So many arms, so little effectiveness.
The offense? Still sleeping. Dickerson was such a breath of fresh air with his hitting as well as his amazing catches. He wasn’t enough to wake up the slumbering Yankees. I congratulate the Orioles though for outplaying us. They’re not a fluke, it’s clear.
Now it’s off to that nightmare known as the Trop. Can’t wait.