LADY AT THE BAT: Bad Day Ends On A Good Note For The Yankees

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Bad Day Ends On A Good Note For The Yankees

"Maybe it's just not their year."

That, ladies and gentlemen, came from the mouth of the radio voice of the New York Yankees, Mr John Sterling. He spoke during the pregame show and was referring to the bad news the Yankees received yesterday, which kept coming as if it were so many dominos toppling:

1. Masahiro Tanaka was placed on the 15-day DL due to elbow inflammation. The team doctor will review his MRI any day now.

2. Carlos Beltran suffered multiple facial fractures when his own batted ball hit him in the face during batting practice.

3. Brett Gardner was scratched from the starting lineup due to a lower abdominal strain.

4. Brandon McCarthy struggled in the first inning of his first Yankees start, looking as if he would run his record to 3-11.

5. Mark Teixeira made a costly error which led to two un-earned runs.

With all of these developments it's hard not to echo Sterling's sentiments, and if the Tanaka injury turns into the worst case scenario, Sterling can amend his comments to say, "It's definitely not their year."  A season that started with such promise will be over.

Until more is known, however, the best thing that Yankees fans can do is to focus on the few good things from yesterday:

1. McCarthy settled down and gave up a total of 1 ER.

2. Nearly every starting position player had at least one hit.

3. Mark Teixeira hit two home runs.

4. The bullpen was great, including Chase Whitley, who earned the win.

5. Jacoby Ellsbury capped things off with a 14th inning game-winning home run.

So, while it may not be their year, and it definitely wasn't their day or their night, it was definitely the Yankees' game.

Good win.

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