Oct 7, 2011


Rookie sensation Ivan Nova gave up two solo shots in the first inning, and then came out of the game after the second inning with forearm stiffness.


The Yankees load the bases in the 4th with one out, but Russell Martin and then Brett Gardner pop out to end the threat.


Detroit tacked on another run in the 5th off of surprise reliever C.C. Sabathia.


The strike zone was EXTREMELY fluid all night long. I'm pretty fair with the umps, but there were numerous occasions tonight when the Yankees got shit calls on borderline pitches, and I didn't see one time when Detroit was the victim of a bad call. Seriously, it was one of the worst strike zones I've ever seen. I don't mind an ump expanding the zone, but do it for both teams, fer crissakes!


The Yanks claw back with a Cano solo shot in the 5th, but they load the bases in the 7th with just one out. Again. And they only score one run.  On a Mark Teixeira walk.  A-Rod struck out with one out and Nick Swisher followed suit with two outs after the Tex walk.  Way to go, heart of the order.


The Yankees get a mini-thrill in the 8th when Gardner singles with two outs and Captain Jeter sends one to the wall in right field.  But it's easily handled by Detroit.  Inning over.


Last chance for the Yanks in the 9th.  Curtis Granderson and then Robinson Cano each fly out weakly to the outfield.  That leaves it up to Alex Rodriguez. He who struck out with the bases juiced in the 7th with one out.  Guess what happened?  Yeah.



RW said...

Lotta fist pumping in the break room last night watching A-Rod whiff. I feel for you (no I don't). Comes with the territory I guess.

Now what about those G-Men & the jetsjetsjets?

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Soo sooorryyyyy for you my friend Earlsie.
I feel your pain.

but really, ARod? I LOVED IT!
he's the biggest bust EVER.

Slyde said...

wow, i hate baseball too!

we have more in common than i thought...

Verdant Earl said...

RW - And we Yankees fans have A-Rod for another 6 years. Oh, and $143 million. Yeah. I'm not much of an NFL fan anymore. I was an Eagles fan until they took in that awful human being at quarterback. Fuck them.

Candy - Well, Carl Crawford still has time to catch him. ;)

Slyde - See?

sybil law said...

Awww - sorry for you, Earl.

That's all I've got...

Drinky time?

Verdant Earl said...

Sybil - Boy, is it ever!