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Posted By Alex Belth On September 2, 2005 @ 5:15 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

“I still like how we feel right now,” Manager Joe Torre said. “We have a great deal of confidence right now. A game like today is not going to shake that.”

I’m glad that Torre feels that way. I felt far more discouraged yesterday after the Yankees [1] dropped the final game of a four-game set in Seattle yesterday afternoon, 5-1 [2]. But I should keep things in perspective, especially considering what is happening in New Orleans right now. I know the two don’t have anything to do with each other, I simply mean that in light of the distressing situation down there it is inappropriate for me to feel too grave about how our team is playing. Jaret Wright [3] was beaned by a line drive in the collarbone in the sixth inning. It was a scary moment, fortunately, x-rays were negative. However, Taynon Sturtze, Alan Embree, and Ramiro Mendoza [4] did not pitch well in relief, while Joel Pineiro [5] had a fine game for the M’s. It was an unfortunate loss. The Bombers [6] fell another game behind Boston who beat up Tampa Bay [7] again (Ah, so that’s what good teams do–beat the bad ones). The Red Sox offense has carried a mediocre pitching staff. Meanwhile, the Yankees have scored six runs in the last three games combined. The Angels beat Oakland [8] last night, and the two teams are tied for first in the AL West, and tied for the wildcard lead with the Yankees.

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URLs in this post:

[1] the Yankees: http://www.waswatching.com/archives/2005/09/road_woes.html

[2] 5-1: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=250901112

[3] Jaret Wright: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/02/sports/baseball/02yanks.html

[4] Ramiro Mendoza: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/photos?photoId=856290&gameId=250901112

[5] Joel Pineiro: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/baseball/239120_mari02.html

[6] The Bombers: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/photos?photoId=856237&gameId=250901112

[7] Boston who beat up Tampa Bay: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/09/02/victory_sweet_for_sox/

[8] Oakland: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/342752p-292631c.html

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