After a sadly blown opportunity in the Bronx against the D-Rays, we expect a lot of ink in the next 24 hours about how Mo has “lost a step” and how A-Rod failed to get the job done with men on base. Mo hasn’t lost it. He may be suffering from lack of work, but the runs he’s giving up are on dinky shit; he just hasn’t had much fortune out there, and he hasn’t had much help from his mates either on defense or offense. And why he was even pitching in the 8th, after the pricey new setup man blitzed through the 7th on only 12 pitches…. If you wanna point fingers for this loss, point at the manager, whose 1-run, sac-bunt strategies gave away a whole bunch of outs. Sloppy baserunning didn’t help either. And so 20-odd baserunners resulted in exactly 2 runs. And that is frustrating.

5 comments… add one
  • Wait, were you watching the Red Sox or the Yankees?!?!?

    SF April 27, 2006, 7:01 am
  • I don’t blame Joe, I blame some of the sorriest baserunning I have ever seen.

    NYYFan in Boston April 27, 2006, 9:07 am
  • Wait, were you watching the Red Sox or the Yankees?!?!

    SF April 27, 2006, 9:21 am
  • Joe still has my HOF vote, but that was just sorry last night.

    YF April 27, 2006, 9:31 am
  • I’ve come to the conclusion that April is the most frustrating month for closers. With the blowouts due to crappy SP and the new season it seems to screw with their routine (moreso with veterans) than other players. Given that they are already under the microscope and the importance of their role I am no longer surprised when they falter.
    LOB is a figure that is going to frustrate me the most this season.

    Nate April 27, 2006, 11:43 am

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