The less said about that game the better, so here are some quick notes on last night’s shit show:
- On his 36th birthday, Jeter struck out three times and left six men on base. He did connect on his 318th interleague hit (most all-time), 2,835th career hit and scored twice. Happy birthday Jeet.
- AJ faced 20 batters and gave up six hits, six runs, six walks with five strikeouts in three-plus innings of work. It was his shortest outing of the season and shortest since 6/9/09 when he went 2 2/3 innings against the Red Cox. His last five outings have been terrible — 0-5, 11.35 ERA, 29 ER in 23 IP, 35 H, 17 BB, 19 SO, 9 HR, opponents hitting .357/.455/.724/1.179 — but Girardi still maintains that AJ will not have any of his starts skipped…despite him pitching much worse than Javy did when he got skipped.
- Since the Yanks went up 4-2 in the third inning, they left 10 men on base including two on base in each of the 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th innings. They also went 2-for-12 with RISP.
- The Yanks walked a season-high 10 batters.
- Chad Moeller cleared waivers and accepted his assignment to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
- The Yanks are 6-23 this year when allowing five or more runs, while they were 21-45 when allowing 5+ last year. Not sure what that means, but it’s kind of interesting. Also, the team is 30-6 when scoring first (best in AL), but that didn’t help them last night.
- And just to make you feel worse here’s a stomach punch for ya: Carl Pavano — CARL FU**ING PAVANO — has beaten Roy Halladay and Johan Santana in his last two starts. Check. Mate.
- On the bright side, Tex has an eight-game hitting streak with three dingers over the past seven tilts and he’s “ballooned” his average from .211 to .230 since June 6.
- D-Rob has allowed one run over 8 1/3 innings this month while fanning nine and walking three with seven hits. He hasn’t given up a long ball since May 5. This is the D-Rob we grew to love last year.