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Friday, September 28, 2007

Wild Card

Well, it's settled. The Yankees lost in extra innings tonight. It looked like they had the game put away, but Mo blew a three-run lead in the 9th. After that, they were just plain out-managed. The Orioles IBB'd the bases loaded, and it worked for them.

The Yankees tried the same thing, but it came back to bite them. With the bases loaded, Mora put a bunt down the third base line. The Yankees were caught flat-footed, and could only watch the winning run score. Yup, it was a walkoff bunt.

That means the Red Sox are the AL East champions, and the Yanks are the wild card. The Yankees weren't really playing to win, knowing they had a playoff spot no matter what. Still, finishing behind the Sox bothers me more than I thought it would. Going to extra innings roused my competitive spirit, I guess.

Pitching still worries me. Moose wasn't great tonight. Hughes hasn't been exactly lights-out either. Kennedy has been shut down for the season. Clemens is a question mark. And most alarming of all...Mo has not been pitching well. Tonight wasn't a fluke. He's been loading up the bases a lot lately. Maybe it's just a slump, but if so, it's ill-timed.

posted by BubbaFan, 11:05 PM


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