I knew this series would bring out a sensitive side of me because I really just don’t like the New York Yankees. It’s nothing they did or didn’t do. It’s just I feel so EHH about the team. I realize that is a terrible word to describe emotions but it’s true.
First of all, the Arizona Diamondbacks are now 0-4 when my MLB.TV coverage is choppy and slow on my computer. Are the losses related to the coverage? I think so. About an hour ago, Arizona dropped game one of a three game set with the Yankees by a score of 4-2 in front of close to 35,000 in the Bronx. Aside from A.J. Pollock having a nice night offensively, there was really nothing to write home about. There seemed to be a weird feeling in the air in New York. I can’t really explain it, but it just felt strange.
There just was not a lot of life coming from Arizona tonight. I think I need another hand to count the number of times a player popped out to an infielder. The Yankees deserved to win this game because although Brandon McCarthy had a fairly good outing, the Robinson Cano HR left the team in shambles and they went out with a whimper. Maybe I’ve become snooty and expect this team to come back in games like they did in Milwaukee, but in reality, that won’t happen. I think I will be re-living the Eric Hinske pinch-hit home run the entire season. It’s just one game but inter league play is a fun time and I like W’s! The vibe was just off tonight. Maybe I’m the only one that felt it but whatever it was, I didn’t like it.
The Diamondbacks dropped to 8-5 on the season and are 1-6 vs the Yanks in New York. Wade Miley goes tomorrow against C.C. Sabathia. I say we regroup, focus in, and grab a win tomorrow. On a somewhat related side note, I have loved watching Gerardo Parra play every day. He has really improved defensively and it will be interesting to see what happens with him come 4-5 weeks from now.
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