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Night of the Living Dead

Posted By Alex Belth On August 31, 2004 @ 11:40 pm In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

“I’m a blunt getting smoked and I can’t wake up.” KRS-ONE

Man, I had the worst dream last night. The Yankees suffered the most lopsided loss in team history [1], falling 22-0 [2] at home to the Indians. (I can’t believe they gave up the two-pernt conversion.) Hold up. That was no dream. It was a nightmare [3]. Omar Vizquel [4] had six hits, tying an American League record for hits in a nine-inning game. Esteban Loiaza finished the game for the Yanks. Not wanting to be left out of the festivities, he was torched in the ninth, serving up two, three-run bombs.

The Angels scored a bunch of runs [5] late but it wasn’t enough to beat the Red Sox [6] who won their seventh consecutive game. Boston now trails the Yankees by three-and-a-half games, and they are creepin’ closer.

A mortified Yankee team will look to rebound on Wednesday night against the ace of the Cleveland staff, C.C. Sabathia. Just what do the Yankees need to do to get a good performance out of one of their starting pitchers [7]? Wait a minute, don’t answer that. I’m going back to bed.

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[1] suffered the most lopsided loss in team history: http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-spyanks0901,0,5366206.story?coll=ny-yankees-bigpix

[2] 22-0: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/sports/AP-BBA-Indians-Yankees.html

[3] nightmare: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=240831110

[4] Omar Vizquel: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=240831110

[5] bunch of runs:

[6] Red Sox: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=240831102

[7] their starting pitchers: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/writers/tom_verducci/08/31/yankees.starters/index.html

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