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Well...who do you think you are?
Big start for the Big Unit tonight.
Unit vs. D-Rays in 2005:
10.1IP, 14H 13R 12ER 5HR 1BB 11K 10.45 ERA 1.45 WHIP
Unit vs. everyone else in 2005:
149IP, 149H 70R 64ER 19HR 31BB 141K 3.87 ERA 1.21 WHIP
If the Big Unit can keep the ball in the park, I like our chances. Bet he's pissed about his last two starts against these guys, and mows 'em down tonight.
Why is he still playing so much? This is insanity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 of Perez's 8 homers on the season are off of Johnson. Ugh.
Paul, you can sign this one:
Let's just hope we hold onto this lead in the ninth. Hopefully, Mo will pitch.
Why not PH Giambi for Tino? Am I missing something? Injury?
At least they replaced Flaherty with Posada, which means we are now stuck with Womack hitting ninth.
This just gets better and better.
And now our captain flies out on second pitch. Great!
Well no matter, I have full confidence that the Tigers can score 8 runs in the bottom of the 10th. Ugh.
This one looks gone.
Can you say "sac fly"?
That said, our offense spit the bit tonight, they had a blowout on their hands and pissed it away.
In a tie game, you don't put guys on base intentionally!
To me, this is Torre's worst offense from tonight. Mo has been absolutely brilliant this year. The plexiglass principle applies - he was bound to give up a homer in a bad spot sooner or later. I don't think his use has anything to with it.
Torre's second biggest offense is his continued use of Tony Womack. Put in a guy who is at least replacement level - there are hundreds of them in AAA - and I think the Yanks score a lot more than 3 tonight.
Playing Woemack is a joke.
Tonight, I have to end my silence. IF THE YANKEES LOSE THE DIVISION BY ONE GAME, THEN TORRE IS SOLELY TO BLAME. Hell, if they lose by more than 4 games his half-dozen or so brain-freezes are to blame.
WHY? WHY Joe? Why do you intentionally walk Aubrey Huff with 2 outs and a young pitcher on the mound who sometimes has problems throwing strikes? Why don't you just hand the win to the DRays...oh, I forgot, YOU JUST DID!
This is inexcusable!!! Absolutely ridiculous and idiotic! This may very well be the worst loss of the season for the Yanks and could be the beginning of the end.
Joe, thanks for the memories, but you've just about lost all my trust as the manager of the Yanks.
And Joe throws Proctor under the proverbial bus. Was that your exact advice Joe? "Ok, Scotty, we're going to walk the bases loaded, then you send one down the middle and see what happens."
With that said, I think the jumpy offense had a lot to do with Waechter being successful and not allowing many runs. Only Cano(!) and Posada walked out of the bunch and there were 14 one-pitch at-bats. Not showing the patience necessary to grind down the opposing pitcher. But Joe f'ed up big time too.
Torre's quote indicates that he does the opposite. He asks his players, in this case Proctor, to do things that they are not well-suited to do, rather than adjust his strategy to fit Proctor's skillset.
Consequently, he is a lazy, overpaid fraud.
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