Monday, May 21, 2007

What, me worry?

Last night the Yankees let the league know that they're really not concerned with their awful start be sending out rookie Alfred E. Neuman to the mound. And what do you know, the ugly freckle and pimple faced punk (going by the assumed name Tyler Clippard) got the job done in a big spot as the Yankees beat the Mets 6-2 to salvage a win in the 3 game series.

As a Mets fan, this series didn't leave me feeling too proud in spite of winning 2 of 3. The team looked very flat last night and they nearly blew a big lead on Saturday. If Cano wasn't so awful at 2nd, and if a couple pitches were called balls instead of strikes, the Mets could have been swept. That's not the way you want to perform against a struggling lineup with a beat up rotation and over-taxed bullpen.

Now the Mets go to Atlanta where they need to make up for some losses earlier in the year and the Yankees face Boston in what's kind of a big series for them. If they can't get it going with Wang, Mussina, and Petitte throwing, this could be the end for Torre.

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