The Curse Of Kyle Farnsworth

August 9, 2008 – 8:46 pm
Los Angeles 11, NYY 4. Since Krazy Kyle was traded, the Yankees are 4-6 and the bullpen has lost three of those games and has two blown saves. Their ERA is a whopping 8.16. This is a team that just can not start hitting on all cylinders. When the starting pitching is going good, they can’t hit. When they start hitting, the bullpen collapses. Although to be honest, there always was the feeling that the bullpen wasn’t quite for real, that they were pitching way over their heads. So quite frankly, this collapse shouldn’t have been all that unanticipated. Reality is finally catching up with this team. And given how decimated the starting pitching is with injuries, things certainly don’t look good from here on out.

The good news today was that Dan Giese pitched a great game — he’s certainly earned another start, unlike Ian Kennedy. And Melky went 3-for-4, so maybe he’s snapping out of his prolonged slump? If the Yankees are going to make it to the post-season this year, it’s pretty obvious now that it’s going to be the bats that get them there. So they are going to need all hands on deck.

Krazy Kyle
Photo by bob_jeter.

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