Eh, what can you say about a game like this? It was a tough one, but I also kind of expected it.

NO, I’M NOT A HATER.

I’m just a realist. And this particular ballgame in St. Petersburg had the makings of an absolute stinker from the get-go.

First off, our bullpen was completely taxed from the last couple of days. We knew we wouldn’t be seeing the likes of Classic Chappie, Zack With a K, Agent Zero Ottavino, and Tommy K.

I know, I know.

2019 Tommy K might be the greatest pitcher of all time. BUT, they had to get a day off.

Secondly, we fucking suck during opener/bullpen days. It’s just a fact and I do not understand it.

We have some inherent inability whenever these opener days rear their ugly heads…IT MAKES NO SENSE.

CC didn’t have a bad game, by any stretch of the imagination:

5 IP, 3 hits, 2 ER, 4 walks, 2 Ks.

He kept us in the game early, which we soon tied thanks to a ‘Clint the Wildling’ RBI double and a solo shot from:

DJ LM ON THAT BEAT

CC also wanted to kill somebody, so that’s always a plus:

After CC’s day was done, the ‘shitty arms’ of our bullpen gave up a 5-spot. A 5 burger. A 5 Guys burger, if you will.
Damnit. Now I’m hungry

Holder gave up 2, 2 run singles in the 6th, before the Rays bats uncorked a 3 run shot off Nestor Cortes, Jr. Goddamnit, Nestor Cortes, Jr.

I know it was your debut, but come on.

Okay. Shitty, shitty game – like I just said.

SO, let’s crush the Rays on ‘punt day’ today and wipe yesterday’s game from existence. Sound cool? Cool!

Let’s win the series, baby

LET’S GO YANKS

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