The way i feel... and i'm sure every Yankee fan feels about yesterday's game is...not so good. Damaso Marte retired the first two batters of the inning and Joe Girardi decided to bring in Jose Veras to record the last out.
I actually said recently to Mike (Ace) that i felt comfortable with everyone in the bullpen, excluding Albaladejo, but i'm going to have to reconsider. I am confident with their "stuff", however, their control seems like it could be a problem.
Veras closed the game out for CC Sabathia the other day, and watching him pitch, i noticed he didn't have the greatest control. This made me worry when i heard Girardi brought him in to retire Billy Butler in the 8th.
I was listening to the game on the radio, and when John sterling said Girardi was bringing in a righty, i assumed...Mariano Rivera. Had Girardi brought in Rivera, would the Yankees have won? probably...considering how dominant he was in the spring and in his first few outings this season. I can't really fault him for wanting to play the game by the book, but it was 4-3, the Yankees have a chance of going 4-2 on the season, you have to bring in Mariano.
Ofcourse this loss doesn't feel good, it's the worst kind of loss there is, when your bullpen gives it up late. But we have to look forward and know, this team(if healthy) can and should win 100 games.
It's still early, you have to realize that the blue jays and the orioles are not going to stay 1-2 atop the AL east, and unfortunately... the red sox are not going to remain last either.
Here's a pretty hilarious comment from reader V on Peter Abraham's Yankee blog...
"Things I’ve learned this week:
1) Emilio Bonifacio is one of the best players in the history of the game.
2) Brandon Inge is going to DESTROY the home run record.
3) Jack Cust will hit over .400.
4) Toronto is going to win the AL East.
5) Seattle is going to win the AL West.
6) St. Louis is going to win the NL Central.
7) San Diego is going to win the NL West.
8) The Red Sox will finish last in the AL East, with a 54-108 record."
Oh... and Melky Cabrera still sucks...