In a season of stunning losses, you can make a case that this was the most alarming one of all. In the manager's office afterward, you could see it in Joe Torre's face. You could hear it in his tone of voice more than his words.
..."This was a tough loss," Torre said afterward in a rather grave tone. "After what we did (Tuesday) night...and today we had a couple of leads, and we couldn't hold onto it. It's a setback, no question."
From what he's seen of the Yankees in the past week, Harper opines:
It's more of a sign than ever that they're destined to be an inconsistent club all season, talented enough to put together occasional hot streaks, but not complete enough to sustain the type of high-level performance that has marked the Torre era.