Wednesday, April 05, 2006

They Won't Score 15 Runs Every Night

I know it was only Opening Day. But I've seen too much to be able to sit back and say, "it's one game; the Yankees are going to crash back down to earth." Part of me fell for the hype about the lineup and thought, how is anyone going to get these guys out?

It's one of those baseball cliches, but it's true: if your team runs into a hot pitcher, forget it. You can have great hitters, but a pitcher who's got his stuff going will take care of your team rather quickly.

And in a scene all too reminiscent of last year, the Yanks went 1-for-15 with runners in scoring position last night. Hey, these guys can hit. But if they can't string it together, what's the use?

So, at least for a day, the 2006 Yankees playesd just like the old teams.

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