Still Hung Over From Boston Series?

June 18, 2009 – 9:48 pm

Washington 3, NYY 0. It’s one thing to get shut down by someone like John Lannan. But not managing to put a single run on the board against a rookie pitcher with a 5.86 ERA? That’s totally unacceptable. This team has played a lot of very uninspired baseball over the last week or so. You have to wonder if maybe getting swept by the Red Sox did a number on their heads. Going in to the Red Sox series, the Yankees had been held to two or less runs only 4 times in 57 games. Since the Boston series, they’ve been held to two or less runs in 3 of 6 games. With the exception of the 15-0 romp of the Mets, the offense has been non-existent. Somebody needs to light a fire here.

Lost in the dismal offensive showing was a pretty good outing by Joba Chamberlain. Once again he didn’t look all that sharp, giving up 7 H and 4 BB in 6 IP — but the end result was a “quality start”, and that’s where the bar is set these days. And to be honest, it would have looked a lot better if the Yankees had been able to put some runs on the board. Bottom line is that another pretty good start got wasted. But if Joba can keep improving like this, he’s going to start getting his share of wins, that’s for sure.

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