Yes, it has come to this. The Yanks have dropped 4 straight to the Sox, 7 straight overall, and find themselves in the AL East cellar. A calamitous season opening from the starters, due to injury and plain old ineffectiveness, led to an overused bullpen (except for underused closer Mariano Rivera). Now the bullpen is tired out (except for Mo, who’s rusty), and the starting staff is still unreconstructed. Alex Rodriguez, who has personally carried the team, has cooled off a bit. Bobby Abreu has been rally death. The back end of the order dormant. The papers are sniping at Torre. You get the feeling the team may never win again, and today they throw rookie Jeff Karstens to the Red Sox wolves. Longtime nemesis Tim Wakefield goes for the Sox. He’s given the Yanks fits over the years; they really need to make something happen against him today. Certainly, it’s not hard to imagine Alex getting back on track against a floater over the plate. We’re hoping for a big day from him, and hope the rest of the team follows suit. Comment on all the action right here.
[Ed. note: This post by YF; sorry for the confusion]