Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Another Disappointing Loss

Chien Ming Wang pitched well. Kyle Farnsworth gets the job done, Joba Chamberlain got himself out of a jam and Mariano Rivera finally gave up a run. Despite all around good pitching, the Yankees inability to score more than a single run in 11 innings proves to be their downfall as they lose 2-1 to the first place Tampa Rays.

Alberto Gonzalez was 0 for 2 on the night and then Girardi had Duncan and later Ensberg pinch hit. I don't quite understand the logic behind that move because Gonzalez has been hitting better than either of them. Granted, Alberto's numbers are only based on a few plate appearances but Duncan and Ensberg are generally poor hitters, with a little bit of power.

Jason Giambi went 2 for 2 and walked twice. Hideki Matsui's solo HR was the only score for the Yankees.

There really isn't much commentary to add here. The Yankees offense stunk. They only scored 1 run on 6 hits. This team needs to score more runs than this. The lack of production can't be blamed solely on injuries to guys like Rodriguez and Posada. The rest of the team needs to step it up and start hitting.

In other news, Goose Gossage affirmed for all the public that the game of baseball has passed him by and he's officially out of touch. The Chamberlain fist pump really isn't a big deal Goose, so just let it go.

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