Sunday, August 21, 2005

Randy Dominates Again

Face it, Junkee fans, the guy is finished. He's done. I bet he does not last through his contract. The Junkees will buy him out, and send him to an early retirement. And his trade and subsequent signing will go down as the biggest bust in New York sports history, if not in all of professional sports history. If he has his typical Randy Johnson season, the Yankees are in first place by a lot. Instead, they might not even make the postseason.

The weekend was starting to look dreary, as the Yankees won the first two, the Red Sox lost one and the A's lost one. But on Sunday, the Red Sox won, so the lead is back to 4. Now I know that it'll be frustrating if the Junkees make it, even as the wild card, but that's still good because they'll have to play the White Sox and face Buhrle and Garland in Chicago. And Contreras owns them, so as long as Boston holds the lead in the division, it won't be that bad. But of course, nothing would beat a Yankee-free October!

And as far as the Snorre rumors, I hope he stays, because he's a lousy manager, and if he goes, they might actually bring in someone decent.

6 comments:

PizzaBagel said...

As if to echo my recent comment to this blog about Giambaby's power outage since early this month, the Daily News' Bill Madden wrote in his column yesterday: "... is it not just a tad curious that Jason Giambi is 8-for-41 (.195) with five RBI in 14 games since the Rafael Palmeiro steroids revelation on Aug. 1?"

Here, for the record, is a game-by-game recap of Juice-on's performance since the game after he last hit a home-run (two on 08/04), courtesy of the box scores at Yahoo Sports:

08/05: 1/2, 0 RBI, 2 BB
08/06: 0/3, 0 RBI, 2 BB - 1/05, 0, 4
08/07: 2/3, 2 RBI, 1 BB - 3/08, 2, 5
08/08: 0/2, 0 RBI, 1 BB - 3/10, 2, 6
08/09: 0/3, 0 RBI, 1 BB - 3/13, 2, 7
08/10: 1/4, 0 RBI, 0 BB - 4/17, 2, 7
08/11: 0/3, 0 RBI, 1 BB - 4/20, 2, 8
08/12: not in lineup
08/13: 0/4, 0 RBI, 0 BB - 4/24, 2, 8
08/14: 0/1, 0 RBI, 3 BB - 4/25, 2, 11
08/15: 0/4, 0 RBI, 0 BB - 4/29, 2, 11
08/16: not in lineup
08/17: 0/2, 0 RBI, 2 BB - 4/31, 2, 13
08/19: 0/3, 0 RBI, 1 BB - 4/34, 2, 14
08/20: 0/2, 0 RBI, 0 BB - 4/36, 2, 14
08/21: not in lineup

Cumulative, over 13 games in which he appeared: 4-for-36 (.111), with just two RBI. Something's fishy.

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Regarding the Steinbrenner/Torre love-hate relationship: The Boss ain't gonna dump Torre, who has somehow achieved demi-god status in this town. Steinbrenner needs a whipping boy, and rather than let Torre off the hook while continuing to collect his substantial pay, he will wait it out and watch Torre's image start to collect tarnish. People are starting to wake up to the fact that the emperor has no clothes.

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