Monday, August 15, 2005

Wright's Night

So I guess for one night, the normal order of the universe was restored. The Junkees were actually able to beat the AAA-Rays. Not so normal, though, was Wright's performance. The guy pitched damn well, and Mo was able to hold off a potential rally for the save. (Meanwhile, Schilling couldn't quite get the job done.)

So let's watch the Yankee fans get excited about Wright beating up one of the worst teams of the game. Let's see them get all hyped up over nothing.

And hopefully, we'll see Wright go the way of Leiter; one good beginning start, and not much else to follow.

5 comments:

phil said...

Boston scores seven runs in the tenth inning to win. Yanks lose in the tenth inning on a balk and three walks. It doesn't get any better than that.

PizzaBagel said...

Yes it does, Phil: You didn't mention Mo's blown save - his second one in three chances. How sweet was that? It was the icing on the proverbial cake. Mmmm-mmmm!

phil said...

Well yeah, there is that.

I think it'd also be better if it'd been three walks and then the balk. That'd have been the chewy crack rock center at the middle of the cracksie pop.

I also have to feel a twinge of regret that Embree gets credited with the loss when the assclowns who followed him completely gave away the store. But that said, keep up the good work, 'bree.

PizzaBagel said...

Yeah, unfortunately we can't script 'em like we want to. The game-ending walk (on four straight pitches, I believe) was somewhat underwhelming. A grand slam would have been the true capper. But a loss is a loss, of course, of course.

And, to continue my observation from the earlier thread about the Giambaby power outage: Where was Juice-on? Did Snorre give a reason for his conspicuous absence tonight? Was this a part of his rotating-DH strategy? Did Georgie-Girl even ask him, post-game? inquiring Yankee-despisers want to know.

PizzaBagel said...

One more thing: Supposedly, the Devil Rays are one of three teams - the others being the Red Sox and the Mets - whom Steinbrenner particularly despises. So I'd like to believe that this defeat has gotten under the Boss' skin.