Extra Inning Hurt
A defensive lapse cost us a game. Hasn't happened often this year. Jon Lester walked 5 in his 5 innings, but allowed only 1 run. With better control, he could have gone deeper and we might have won this one. But Hansen, who breezed in the 6th, gave up 2 base hits to lead off the 7th, and it was downhill from there. Craig Hansen has been having easy first innings and trouble in his next. Maybe it's time for Terry to yank him after an inning. But all the armchair quarterbacking in the world won't change a thing. 5-4 A's, in 11. We'll take 'em tonight. And the lead is down to 2 games in the loss column. Too darn close.
Oh, and the Yankees signed Sidney Ponson to fill their 5th spot in the rotation. The only thing he can fill is a size 40 pair of pants, or a police arrest record. Desperation? Yes yes and yes.