Tuesday, July 31, 2012
On Monday, they lost to the Baltimore Orioles, 5-4, allowing a rookie pitcher to subdue them for nearly seven innings while failing to come up with enough clutch hits in the end. It was the Yankees’ eighth loss in 11 games.
And the slide could get more slippery with another injury: first baseman Mark Teixeira left the game in the seventh with an injury to his left wrist after diving for a ground ball.
Teixeira said he initially tweaked the wrist Sunday during a swing against Boston’s Felix Doubront. He wore a protective sleeve over it Monday, but the dive worsened the injury.
Aside from that, it’s all good in Yankee land.
Here’s an interesting fact. On May 21, the Yankees were 21-21. Since July 19 they are 3-8. If you add those together you get 24-29. If you focus only on those 53 games and ignore the other 49 they’ve played (the ones where they went 36-13) they’re effectively a 73 win true talent team. So yeah, they are terrible. Awful. DFA everyone.
Or maybe they’re a good team going through a bad spell and people should calm the F down.
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