Not Panicking … Yet

The good, bad and ugly from the Sox’ embarrassing series loss to the A’s and the Yanks’ three-game sweep of the White Sox:

The ugly:
Julian Tavarez.

The bad:
The Red Sox.
The standings.

The good:
Curt Schilling (and I’m not just saying that because he apparently reads this blog).
The Yankees think Sidney Ponson might still be a good pitcher.
The Royals are coming to town. Better than Santa Claus!

3 comments… add one
  • Not to put coal in your Christmas stocking, but may I remind you how the Yankees got swept by the Royals last year? Embarrassing as it is to remember….it *could* happen.

    yankeemonkey July 17, 2006, 1:32 pm
  • That’s why I added the “yet.” Losing 3/4 to the Rays and A’s and being swept by the Royals over a span of four series would officially be cause to panic…

    Paul SF July 17, 2006, 1:33 pm
  • From a YF’s perspective:
    The good
    NY:
    – Moose continues to roll.
    – Mo is Mo. Watching him pitch out of the jam in the eigth on Sunday’s game, and then again in the ninth left me without any words to describe how critical is his contribution to the team.
    – Jeter’s .425 OBP is 40 points above is career average.
    Sox:
    – Agreed on Schilling. It’s always worth tuning in to see him pitch. I wish I could have watched his performance in the Saturday game. I wish I could have watched any baseball other than the Phillies/Giants game, which is the only game Rupert would let me view.
    – Ortiz must be on the short list for most pitchers on who they least want to face with the game on the line.
    – Wakefield is getting run support.
    The bad
    NY:
    – Farns can’t seem to find the consistency he needs. At moments, he looks to be the blazing, intimidating power pitcher, then in the next minute, he looks frustrated and befuddled.
    – Now Johnny is hurt again. Supposedly Damon will be back in the lineup tonight. Matsui is progressing well, and is taking batting practice though I heard he had to promise the doctor that he would take his left hand off the bat in the swing. In April imagine if someone told you that the Yankees starting outfield to face the world champions in an early July game was going to be Cabrera, Crosby and Guiel.
    Sox:
    – Josh and the HR. He’s not a bad pitcher, and you can’t argue with an 11-5 record, but he needs to stop giving up the long ball.
    – Tek’s B.A. I have a great deal of respect for him as a player, and hope he bounces back. Imagine what kind of an athlete you have to be to catch all 19 innings of a 6 hour 20 minute game. That 0-12 against Chicago really pulled his July average down. Hopefully it’s just a phase.
    The Ugly
    NY:
    – Right field.
    – Ask me Tuesday after Ponson’s start against Seattle.
    Sox:
    – Agreed on Tavarez
    – At least Tek is hitting better than Mirabelli.

    attackgerbil July 17, 2006, 5:40 pm

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