What Ya Gonna Do?

May 13, 2009 – 10:15 am

Toronto 5, NYY 1. When you’re going up against the likes of Roy Halladay the odds are you’re not going to win regardless. And when you’ve got two key starters out, plus your No. 3 and 4 hitters are carrying BA’s under .200 — well, you can pretty much forget about it. So you can’t get all that upset about this loss. About the best we could expect was to at least see A.J. Burnett start to perform up to expectations. But alas, we got more of the mediocre A.J. Actually he looked pretty good except for an unexplainable meltdown in the 4th. After giving up a lead-off double to Alex Rios, Burnett was ahead 1-2 to Vernon Wells — but then totally lost the strike zone. He walked Wells, then walked Adam Lind to load the bases with no outs. You just can’t do that to the number one hitting team in the MLB. You have to throw strikes in that situation and make them beat you.

So now it’s up to Andy Pettitte to right the ship.  Right now this team is struggling just to play .500 ball.  At some point they need to start reeling off a significant winning streak — but first you have to figure out how to just play better than .500.  That’s the task at hand for now.

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