Sunday, June 11, 2006

June 11 vs Oakland L 6-5

Sadly, I missed the entire game today. I was down at a graduation party in south Jersey. I'm not working on much here.

The in the park home run caused by Melky Cabrera turned out to be the difference in the game. Go figure. Melky won us a couple of games with his defense a few weeks ago. Symbolic of the current Yankee slump, his defense caused us to lose today.

All things considered, Chacon pitched pretty well. His defense just wasn't behind him.

Torre played Matt Smith in his first big spot all year. Thats a good sign, considering that the Yankees made the correct decision to DFA Erickson instead of sending Smith down. Smith may just stick for the rest of the season - unless he is traded for an outfielder.

This slump may just be a good thing for the Yankees. Something needed to be done to create a shakeup within the organization.