Saturday, April 16, 2016
24 LOB & 1 DGANG: Day Game After a Night Game
Last night, the Yankees made it 3 straight losses, in the opener of a home series against the Seattle Mariners. Brett Gardner hit a home run in the 1st inning (his 1st of the young season). After that, nothing. Jacoby Ellsbury left 5 men on base. Mark Teixeira, Brian McCann and Dustin Ackley, 4 each. Carlos Beltran, 3.
The team as a whole: 24. Think about that: Last night, the Yankees left twenty-four men on base. In 33 at-bats. It doesn't really work out this way, but, technically, that means that, in every 4 at-bats, we left the bases loaded.
Luis Severino, whom I've called the real ace among New York pitchers, had nothing. He didn't get out of the 6th inning.
Mariners 7, Yankees 1. WP: Nate Karns (1-1). No save. LP: Severino (0-2).
The fact that Robinson Cano is playing for the Mariners, and got 2 hits, 1 of them for an RBI, while Ellsbury, the man Brian Cashman paid for long-term instead of keeping Cano long-term, went 0-for-5 while leaving 5 men on base, also sticks in my craw.
The Yankees were 4-2 and looking good. They are now 4-5.
And now, just 15 hours or so after it ended, they have to bat against Felix Hernandez.
As you might guess, I am not in a good mood.
Come on, Yankees: Put me in a good mood this afternoon.