Friday, April 14, 2006

April 14th @ Minnesota - 5-1 L

Joe Torre does not get the 'L' today. Scott Baker pretty much just gets a 'W'. That said, Joe Torre did destroy any chance that the Yankees had to win the game.

As a note, my sleep-deprived self did manage to fall asleep from the 3rd inning through the 6th, so if something happened in between, feel free to post it in the comments section.

Top of the 8th inning. Jorge Posada walks. Robinson Cano singles. Bernie Williams to the plate. Now, in the rare situation where a bunt is actually a good idea (your worst hitter at the plate, two men on, no outs, and your best hitters are coming up), Torre lets Bernie hit. Bernie grounds into a double play. That was the last good chance that the Yankees would get.

Overall, the Yankee bats were ineffective. As I said before, this batting order needs to be fixed. Push back Gary Sheffield. Sprinkle some left handed hitters among the righties.

At least Moose pitched well. And maybe Matt Smith got on Torre's good side. Why can't we beat rookie pitchers? We always seem to lose our discipline against rookies.

Amount remaining on Joe Torre's contract: 12,723,456 dollars