Saturday, October 17, 2009
Humiliation: Yankees 4, Angels 3 (13 Innings)
Bad umpiring almost all the way around, with an especially horrible call by second base umpire Jerry Layne that erased a double play when Erick Aybar failed to touch second base, or supposedly failed to do so; the video I saw was inconclusive (his left foot never did, but his right foot might have). In any event, we certainly never saw Cano's foot get inspected by the obviously rooting-for-a-Yankees-World-Series-Appearance Fox broadcast team. Simply appalling, all the way around.
You don't win shit with that.
Yes, I would drop Vlad to sixth in the Angels batting order and move Kendry Morales and Juan Rivera up a notch. However, Vlad's ALDS Game 3 game-winning single off of Jonathan Papelbon probably reinforces Mike Scioscia's conviction to keep Guerrero in the clean-up position. Scioscia does not care what the naysayers say. I like that stubbornness trait.
That's about how I feel too (always the optimist). And I love all the talk today about how the Yankees at 5-0 in the post season, might sweep ALL 11 games.
Just need Weave to keep the ball in the yard and swing some momentum back West. We can do this. We lost a tough game last night, but we weren't humiliated. We clawed back, we took the lead, we had multiple chances and just missed a split. We're close and now is not the time to be jumping ship.