LADY AT THE BAT: Foul In The Fourth

Monday, May 19, 2008

Foul In The Fourth


In the Yankees 11-2 loss to the Mets last night Carlos Delgado's 4th inning shot to the left field corner was a fair ball. The umpires ruled it foul however. It wasn't the only foul thing in that inning. Everything the Yankees did in that frame could have been called foul by anyone who was watching. After being lights out for the first three innings, Chien-Ming Wang fell apart, giving up 4 runs. The Yankees never recovered.

Is a pattern developing here? Wang had a meltdown in the 4th inning last night. Andy Pettitte fell apart in the 4th inning in each of his last two starts. The fourth inning. That's about the time a pitcher begins to work his way through a line up for the second time. How did opposing batters adjust so quickly in these three games? I don't know the answer to that, but if it continues I'm going to really start scratching my head.

In other news: Per Peter Abraham's blog, Giambi's thong story is old news. Portfolio.com presented it recently as something new, when, in fact, it's not. This is the second time (that I know of) that Portfolio has been the bearer of juicy Yankee gossip, the first time being their expose about George Steinbrenner, in which he was portrayed as a rambling, feeble old man. I don't know about you, but I'm not impressed with the contents of this portfolio.

The Lady

[Photo: Al Bello/Getty]

1 comment:

YankeeFan said...

Wang got rattled with runners on. He needs to get past that.