Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Pen Does It Again - Orioles 3, Yankees 2

In case there were any Yankee fans still believing that this team was the second coming of 1978, nights like tonight make it very hard to believe this team will go far.

The Yankee bullpen stinks this year. In fact, it really hasn't been the same since the Nelson and Stanton era. Karsay did keep things under control in '02, but after that, it's been a total disaster. Flash Gordon was a good reliever until October, when Torre's abuse caught up with him at the worst possible time.

You can't rely on Proctor. Big game, small game. He's above average, but you never know what you'll get from him. And at some point, Torre's abuse will catch up to the guy. Bruney's been a pleasant surprise, but Yankee fans wouldn't trust him in a big game. Vizcaino and Farnsworth have been terrible. And as mentioned in my Sunday column, Mike Myers can't get lefties out.

Hard to believe that just two weeks ago, the Yankees were making our worst nightmares come true. If they lose to the O's again, maybe we'll start hearing rumblings about Torre and Cashman again. And based on the bullpen's performance, some well-deserved rumblings.

1 comment:

RS Bat Boy said...

Bye, bye Yankees! See youu next year!

20 out by All Star break after Oakland, Minnesota and California come in to Yankee Stadium and show the Yankers who's boss!!!!!