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Slim Pickins’


It’s not so much that we’re watching a non-gluten Yankee offense, that would imply trying to be healthy for the sake of winning. Maybe something like what George had in mind with his misbegotten Bronx Burners project in 1982 (never mind power, we want speed). This Yankee team is more like offensive crudite: Zoilo, Ishikawa, Romine, Luis Cruz, Alberto Gonzalez. There’s just not much there. So you can’t blame them entirely when they’ve got situations set up nicely but don’t follow through. Last night the most dramatic scene came in the 9th with the Yanks down 5-1. They loaded the bases with nobody out and then the next three hitters struck out and the game was over.

That’s just the pill we’ve got to swallow right now.

Final Score: Royals 5, Yanks 1.

[Photo Via: Cookthink]

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1 rbj   ~  Jul 9, 2013 8:41 am

Not merely gluten free. This is a fruitarian offense. Look it up.

2 RagingTartabull   ~  Jul 9, 2013 9:00 am

this is more like an IRA Hunger Strike offense

Luis Cruz IS Bobby Sands...Brian Cashman IS Margaret Thatcher

3 Sliced Bread   ~  Jul 9, 2013 9:58 am

to be fair, Overbay (walk), Cruz and Stewart (single, single) mustered a little gluten in the 9th. Hardly a plentiful source of protein, those three, but then, two guys we expect to get on base (Nunez & Gardner) went down swinging and looking. Then, Holland completed the reduction process, boiling away every trace of gluten, whiffing the flailing Almonte.

4 cult of basebaal   ~  Jul 9, 2013 10:45 am

Obviously, the best decision I made last night was turning off the game when it was 3-1.

I think I could stomach loading the bases with no outs in the 9th and still coming up short, 5-4 or something. But to load the bases and then not only NOT score a single run, but to fail by having 3 consecutive batters strike out ... well, that could ruin a good night's sleep ...

5 dcw   ~  Jul 9, 2013 11:16 am
6 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Jul 9, 2013 1:06 pm

[3] I actually thought Almonte did a decent job at the end there keeping his swing compact - fouling off pitches the other way instead of swinging from the heels. Didn't help the outcome of course.

7 Sliced Bread   ~  Jul 9, 2013 2:24 pm

6) you're right it wasn't a bad at-bat, just a lame result.

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