Saturday, June 30, 2007

Lethargic - A's 7, Yankees 0

I love this quote from Jorge Posada: "Luck comes when you go after it. It seems like there are times we go through the motions and today was one of those games," Posada said. "I think everyone knows what I'm talking about."

The guy admitted that the team wasn't trying. They're just going through the motions, said Posada.

So much for that great motivator, Joe Torre. I've said it a million times, I'll say it again: Paul O'Neill, Scott Brosius, David Cone and the rest of the dynasty Yankees would've been motivated with Art Howe or Stump Merrill in the dugout. Torre was a non-factor. This year has been a real challenge in terms of motivation, and Torre has failed miserably. Heck, he's failed every October for the last five years. To me, the turning point was game 4 of the 2002 ALDS. When Wells got pissed when Bernie screwed up a fly ball, the team went limp and you knew Torre was not in control.

Maybe the pyromaniac Proctor can help things. The guy was burning his equipment out there? Whack-job. And Farnsworth got pissed when he was replaced by Rivera Friday night. This team has gone completely limp and off-the-wall. How long till someone punches a wall?

- Can't get excited about Mussina's outing Friday night. Oakland came into the game tied for the second-worst average in the AL, with a .257 clip. They've got 10 players on the DL, and it caught up to them against the Mets and Cleveland.

If anything, the fact they've hit Igawa and the Yankee bullpen hard tells you just how awful the Yanks are right now.

- Tomorrow's matchup looks like a great one: Danny Haren against Andy Pettitte.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If by great one you mean one where Oakland chases Pettitte out of the game with 8 runs in 1.2 innings, then yeah.