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Bronx Bums

Forget digestion, forget relaxation, forget peanuts, crackerjack and all that “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” good timey horseshit. The Yankees gave their fans all the agita we could handle and then some Sunday afternoon. It began with Phil Hughes, who couldn’t hold a humble 3-1 lead and was rounded off by no hitting, a lousy bullpen, and poor managing.

Hughes coughed up the lead in the sixth when Mark Reynolds–yeah, Tom Brunansky’s left ass cheek–hit his second home run of the day. The first one was a bomb. Second one was no cheapie either.

Randy Wolf held the Yanks to one run in long relief and if that wasn’t infuriating enough Joe Girardi let Joba Chamerlain start the eighth inning. This is after Chris Dickerson–who homered in the second–robbed Adam Jones of an extra base hit against Joba to end the seventh. By the end of the eighth, a 5-3 ballooned to 8-3, the Yanks burned through five pitchers and I sat on my couch apoplectic at…everything pinstripes.

Jeter, Swisher, Cano, nobody hit on this homestand. Ibanez and Andruw Jones are automatic outs these days. Cano, in particular, looks like he takes at bats off. He shanked a throw in the eighth inning that underscores his lack of concentration.

This was an exasperating loss for the Yanks whose lead over the Orioles is down to two. They haven’t shit the bed yet, there is a long way to go, and plenty of time to stop playing like they were sponsored by Chico’s Bail Bonds, but right now…they stink.

Final Score: Orioles 8, Yanks 3.

[Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images]

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1 monkeypants   ~  Sep 2, 2012 3:33 pm

put on the game at 2-0, watched until 3-1, promptly fell asleep, woke up for 8-3. glad I missed the details.

Joe Girardi death watch yet?

2 thelarmis   ~  Sep 2, 2012 3:39 pm

total bollocks.

i wasted my afternoon watching this crap...

3 RIYank   ~  Sep 2, 2012 3:43 pm

[0] You aren't mad at ChrisDic thought, right?

4 RIYank   ~  Sep 2, 2012 3:44 pm

I'm heading off to a Labor Day party soon, but I think I'll take in a few Red Sox innings, just to soothe.

5 thelarmis   ~  Sep 2, 2012 3:55 pm

[3] i'm not sure alex is in sir chickens' mind to really know what he's thinking. my guess would be that chris wasn't happy about being lifted for andruw...

6 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 2, 2012 4:23 pm

Yeah, if I wasn't consumed with grumpiness I would have done a better job of recognizing Chris Dickerson's fine game. He was great.

7 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 2, 2012 4:35 pm

My God. Hadda stop watching after 5 and take a walk in my woods. Just checked the score and the PBP. Good God. We used 8 pitchers in the last 4 innings? And how bad was Joba. He was tagged with 2 ER, but only pitched to 2 guys in the 8th? Hughes looked pretty solid thru 5. What the hell happened in the 6th? And even leading, we had no freakin offense thru 5.

These guys look just like the Sox did last September.

8 The Hawk   ~  Sep 2, 2012 5:57 pm

Cano is killing my very soul

9 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 2, 2012 7:15 pm

From Lohud:
Girardi confirmed after the game that A-Rod will be in the lineup for tomorrow’s series opener against the Rays. He wouldn’t say whether he’ll DH or play third. “We can use his bat,” he said. “That’s for sure.”

10 monkeypants   ~  Sep 2, 2012 7:25 pm

[9] They sure could use his bat, but we'll see how useful he is out of the gate after that injury.

11 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 2, 2012 8:02 pm

Especially against the Tampa pitchers. But shit, it'll be good to see him regardless.

12 RIYank   ~  Sep 2, 2012 8:54 pm

The Red Sox got butchered, again. Bow down before Billy Beane.

And Adrian Gonzalez got a walk-off double, so here's to Adrian turning things around! There are a lot of teams to like in the NL this year.

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