When they pitch they don’t hit, and when they hit they don’t pitch. That’s just the way it’s been for the Yanks this year. Last night they blew another classic outing from the Rocket and some fine pickup work from the pen, losing 2-1 in 13 to the Angels. Melky Cabrera K’ed 5 times, including one in the bottom of that final inning, with Miggy on 3rd and only 1 out. In the top half of the inning, a 2-base error from Miggy had allowed the Halos to assume the lead off Jose Vizcaino. Our Hero grounded weakly up the middle to end it. You can only be “clutch” so often. Anyway, we’re still wondering what Miggy is doing playing first base. This was a game where that, and the lack of a bench, killed.
The Yanks will look to make ammends today with the Wanger on the hill. He faces Ervin Santana. It hasn’t been a good week for Yankee hitters vs. guys named Santana, but maybe that changes today. We hope.