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Saturday, April 08, 2006

Tonight's Game- PATHETIC

New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
NYY: Randy Johnson (1-0, 2.40)
LAA: Ervin Santana (1-0, 1.59)
A Night of Wasted Opportunities
Yankees 2, Angels 3
So, the Yankees lost again, bringing the streak to four losses in a row. Johnson pitched well, allowing 3 runs in 8 innings and striking out 8; the biggest mistake of the night was the two-run triple given up to Adam Kennedy in the 5th. The Yankee offense was ridiculously unproductive again (4 for 30 with RISP over the past four games), consisting entirely of Derek Jeter's first inning solo homerun and Hideki Matsui's solo shot in the 9th off of Francisco Rodriguez. Ervin Santana did pitch well, but the Yankees' lack of production with runners on helped him out a great deal. Looks like the Angels continue to own the Yankees, and that Ameriquest Field will remain Derek Jeter's own personal "House of Horrors," at least for the time being.
It doesn't get any easier tomorrow, when Mike Mussina takes on the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner and Angels' ace, Bartolo Colon.
Is there a silver lining to this horrible start? Well, if you're really depressed about this already (which you shouldn't be, by the way- at least not yet!), keep in mind that the last time the Yankees started a season 1-4 (and opened on the West Coast), they ended the season with a record of 125-50. The year, of course, was 1998. This current Yankees team is very different, but it just goes to show that you can't predict a season based on only 5 games. The offense will turn around and wake-up eventually; let's just hope it's sooner rather than later, before the Yanks bury themselves too deeply.


Anonymous said...

lets start winning and scoring runs again :p

Britter Anica said...

blimey, those damn yankees really are having trouble scoring goals, are they not? seems as though their bats have gone on holiday over the past several days/games, no? ach well they will come around again, m'lady, never fear, never fear