Monday, August 14, 2006

The Inning That Wouldn't Die

Or title number two could have been, "The Leaky 'Pen." But I'll stick with what it is now. And what inning would that have been? Why, yesterday's top of the ninth, a study in human exasperation and patience in the face of utter disaster. The pen did its best to squander a 7-4 lead after 5. Jon Lester threw 102 pitches in only 5 innings as he struggled mightily again. Let's not have to get used to this. Please. Kyle Snyder was totally ineffective. Manny Delcarmen was better until he lost sight of the plate. He must have dropped a contac lens or two. Craig Hansen? I shudder to think back. And finally, the guy Tito wanted to rest had to come in, for the Yankees had lost and we were in a great position to gain another game on them. 31 pitches and a tremendous backhanded stab by MVP of the game Mike Lowell (thank you Mikey!) and it was over. Over, finally. I angrily and happily turned off the TV and tried to calm down. Jogging did the trick. But for too many minutes a beautiful picture perfect Sunday afternoon turned into a pacing nervous agony.
So we're off to a 3-0 start on this August '06 homestand. 8 more to go. Let's win 'em all.


At 8/14/2006 11:17 AM, Blogger jonathan said...

wow watching that game reminded me that no game is over until its over!!!

At 8/14/2006 11:57 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Pure torture,,,and it continues know when. Thanks for reading, as always....Peter

At 8/14/2006 1:00 PM, Blogger jonathan said...

yea i hope we can get 2-3 against the tigers, they have struggled bigtime against good teams, as we have...

At 8/14/2006 1:02 PM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

On & on & on & On To Victory, Most Sweet!

My exhortation is up, Now!

At 8/14/2006 1:39 PM, Blogger Jess said...

Hopefully we can get the best of the Tigers over the next few days.

More importantly, to me anyway, I hope our starters can all get in at least six, preferably eight, innings so that our 'pen will be rested for the Yankees.
Hopefully, we won't need them, but you know how it is.

At 8/14/2006 4:39 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

I agree all!


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