File This Under “Can’t Win ‘Em All”

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Kansas City 7, NYY 4. The Yankee offense had scored 7+ runs in four of their last five games, and with Sergio Mitre on the mound you had to figure they would need at least that many to win today. Alas, that wasn't to be, particularly with both ...

Onward Through The Fog

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Minnesota 6, NYY 3. So the law of averages finally did catch up to the Yankees in their mastery of the Twins. And did it ever catch up with Mariano Rivera in a big time way! As we all know quite well by now, turning over a ...

Yankee Slide Now At Two Games

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Detroit 5, NYY 4. With both teams having to use emergency starters you knew this one was going to be a crap shoot from the git go, and sure enough that's what we got. A pretty blah game all around. Sergio Mitre pitched OK, giving up three ...

Back To Meaningful Games In September

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Seattle 7, NYY 1. The Great Joba Chamberlain Project continues to be pretty much a total failure. The Yankees gambled that they could limit his innings and then gradually build him back up to be the No. 4 starter for the playoffs, but at this point I think ...

Time To Stop This Ugliness

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Toronto 10, NYY 4. With Sergio Mitre up against Roy Halladay, you had to figure this one had a good chance of being ugly. And ugly it was, in more ways than anticipated. Last time the Yankees faced Halladay he shut them out on a one-hitter. ...

Mitre-Gaudin Combine For One-Hitter

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

NYY 10, Chicago 0. Just who were those impersonators wearing Nos. 45 and 41? Sergio Mitre pitched one of the better games of the year for the Yankees, giving up just one hit over 6.1 innings on an extremely efficient pitch count of just 73. And then ...

Winning Every Which Way

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

NYY 5 Seattle 2. When things are going good, you win games you probably had no right to win, and this one was a good example of just that. The Yankees got four unearned runs in the second when the Mariners' center fielder Franklin Gutierrez dropped a routine ...

You Can’t Win ‘Em All

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Toronto 5, NYY 4. Sergio Mitre gave the Yankees about all you can really expect out of a No. 5 starter -- 5 innings and 5 runs (albeit with only 3 earned) -- so losing this one was probably to be expected. The recipe for winning when your ...

Next Up, Boston

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

NYY 8, Toronto 4. Sergio Mitre gave the Yankees exactly what you want out of your No. 5 starter -- just keep you in the game for 4+ innings, long enough for your offense to kick in and turn things over to the bullpen. Although he gave up ...

More Ugliness In Chicago

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Chicago 10, NYY 5. So the trade deadline passes and the Yankees aren't able to bring in a legitimate starter for the No. 5 position. So of course Sergio Mitre goes out and proves just how much they do need another starter. Hopefully Brian Cashman will be ...