Three Days, Two Games

Grasp at those straws, fellow YFs. On this good morning, our boys still stand well back in the standings, but following a stirring rousting of the White Sox last night (with A-Rod continuing to rake) and the Sox finding themselves blanked in Oakland by one of their own castoffs, the Yankees have now moved up 2 games in the last 3 days. Not a sustainable pace, perhaps, but an indication that a gradual forward movement is not out of the question. The Sox have dropped 3 straight. Over the next 100+ games they will find themselves in the occassional slump: they will lose 7 or 8 of 10 here and there. The Yanks need to be streaking when that happens. Fingers crossed. (Just try not to think about all the injuries.) And for one day at least, things look positivish. Did you see those plays by Miggy at first?

24 comments… add one
  • clippard is holding his own in the bigs so far. he might not be an ace, but he could definitely help this staff out.
    (could it get any worse? ah! sorry… shouldn’t ask those sorts of questions…)
    i’m keeping my fingers crossed.

    Yankee Fan In Boston June 6, 2007, 8:44 am
  • a good day indeed. hopefully this is the start of the a patented red sox june swoon and yankees june boom.

    sam YF June 6, 2007, 9:00 am
  • june boom? i’d settle for a june pop.
    as long as that pop doesn’t involve a hammy etc.

    Yankee Fan In Boston June 6, 2007, 9:13 am
  • Ah, the June Swoon. A term from my childhood, when the Sox could be counted to fade from the race when the weather warmed. I’d forgotten about that.

    Paul SF June 6, 2007, 9:30 am
  • Paul: did the Sox “lose well” last night?

    SF June 6, 2007, 9:51 am
  • That sucked.

    LocklandSF June 6, 2007, 10:12 am
  • Last night’s game was sickening. They should have beaten DiNardo like a red-headed stepchild. He walked everyone, and didn’t throw hard enough to break a window with his fastball. Hitting into 5 DPs is inexcusable (especially Coco and his 2).
    Seriously, how does Lenny Freaking DiNardo shut you down? No more free passes for this team. I don’t care how big their lead is. They look comfortable…the worst place to be as a team.
    The Sox better come out with some fire tonight. Wake better pitch his ass off.

    jp-sf June 6, 2007, 10:26 am
  • To borrow from Spinal Tap:
    Remy: The review the Globe had on last night’s game…which was merely a two word review – just said “shit sandwich.” Umm….
    Lugo: Where’d they print that, where’d they print that?
    Crisp: Where did that appear?
    Youk: That’s not real, is it?
    Lugo: You can’t print that.

    LocklandSF June 6, 2007, 11:18 am
  • Paul: did the Sox “lose well” last night?
    Um, no.

    Paul SF June 6, 2007, 11:31 am
  • Do i got to rememind you freaks that
    its the first 3 in a row lost for red sox.
    look at the teams you beating. I WOULDNT BE TALKING

    critter June 6, 2007, 12:23 pm
  • Ok, all obvious grammar and spelling problems with your post aside, just like Yankees fans, we expect more out of our team.
    The problem is that we haven’t been beating anyone as of late. We lost 2 of 3 to a last place Yankees team and then turn around and lose 2 in a row to a very mediocre Oakland team. It’s time to get focused and step on some throats. It’s not time to get complacent and see how it plays out.

    jp-sf June 6, 2007, 12:40 pm
  • Choked by a rookie once again. Yet, why do other teams always beat the snot out of OUR rooks? Like, oh maybe, Lenny DiNardo?

    Jim in CT SF June 6, 2007, 1:39 pm
  • “Do i got to rememind you freaks that
    its the first 3 in a row lost for red sox.
    look at the teams you beating. I WOULDNT BE TALKING”
    One of those teams happens to be the 1st place Sox; of which the Yanks have taken 4 of the last 6. Don’t get me wrong, the Sox are still the superior team, and in my humble opinion will be the AL East champs this year; but do not be shocked if this 2007 Yankee squad starts playing to its potential and closes the gap in the WC standings. This team has been playing vastly below its ability, and I sense, for various reasons, that we are all about to see some different results.

    bloodyank78 June 6, 2007, 3:24 pm
  • gotta believe lesters gonna bring some “intangibles” to this clubhouse. and it seems like it’s gonna come at just the right time.
    and keep spreading that “west coast sucks” line. i like my rent just where it is. maybe tonites header could be “west coast girls < east coast-opotami" or "california: land of milk and herpes". i hear floridas great.

    sf rod June 6, 2007, 3:33 pm
  • lol, I like that last one, Rod. Although if your rent’s on the West Coast, it’s at least twice that of any other region of the country… :-P

    Paul SF June 6, 2007, 4:00 pm
  • I have a quick question – did we really sign a RF at $14.4 mil per only to find out he’s a platoon player? I’d say our free agents haven’t worked out so well so far…
    Coco – bad
    Drew – horrid
    Lugo – insipid
    Dice-K – mediocre

    jp-sf June 6, 2007, 5:16 pm
  • Matsuzaka gets a one season pass from me, but other than that, I agree with you as things currently stand. I will say I appreciate Lugo’s and Coco’s speed, Lugo is 17 for 17 in steals.

    LocklandSF June 6, 2007, 5:23 pm
  • http://nymag.com/news/features/2007/profit/32903/
    Not sure if anyone else linked this, but it’s interesting..

    Lar June 6, 2007, 5:59 pm
  • At least our FAs are playing, jp, well most of the time anyway.
    Imagine Lugo’s SB line if he actually got on base once in a while!
    I still think JD in right will be worthwhile, once the one we signed shows up.

    Jim in CT SF June 6, 2007, 6:01 pm
  • JD actually has a slightly higher SLG % and BA facing LHPs (small samples, perhaps), with a lower OBP, so calling him a platoon player is incorrect: he’s been about equally horrid against both.

    QuoSF June 6, 2007, 6:11 pm
  • Uh, JP, Coco wasn’t a free agent, and technically, neither was Matsuzaka. Likewise, I’d say Matsuzaka on the whole has been better than mediocre.

    Paul SF June 6, 2007, 6:17 pm
  • jim im pretty sure that the JD you signed did show up. The one who is often hurt, sometimes amazing, and rarely passionate about playing.

    sam YF June 6, 2007, 7:21 pm
  • Right…my bad. I forgot about the Andy Marte trade. He’s still bad though. And Matsuzaka was free agent-ish…I’d call a 4.83 ERA going into yesterday mediocre…or worse.

    jp-sf June 6, 2007, 8:08 pm
  • Matzusaka was basically a free agent, lots of teams tried to spend lots of money to get him, the sox spent the most and now he is on the team…

    sam YF June 6, 2007, 8:12 pm

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