The New York Yankees (20-15) dropped their series against the Kansas City Royals (20-17) and have dropped into second place in the American League (b)East. Luckily I happened to actually be out (as opposed to glued to my chair watching MLB.tv) during the early part of the evening on both Wednesday and Thursday. I don’t have too much to harp on this time around, but here are a few popcorn shrimplets.
Yankees – 3, Royals – 1
- So, Kyle Davies pitches poorly against the New York Yankees and gets wins, but when he pitches well against the Yanks he gets an L. I’m not complaining, just saying that’s baseball.
- I don’t know how Freddy Garcia gets outs.
Royals – 4, Yankees – 3
- I hate to be right in this case, but I said the Yankees needed to avoid winning a game against the Royals’ bullpen.
- It’s incredibly frustrating to lose the games that you’re supposed to win. You’re supposed to win when you triple your opposition’s number of hits.
- On the positive side, A.J. Burnett was electric – according the numbers at least. I’d like fewer walks, but you can’t complain about one ER in seven innings.
Royals – 11, Yankees – 5
- Eric Hosmer, huh? He could have waited until he left the Bronx before hitting his first two Major League home runs.
- I want to be pissed about Sean O’Sullivan getting a win, but holding an 8-0 lead isn’t exactly the toughest thing in the world to do.
The Tampa Bay Rays (22-15) weren’t terribly impressed with the Cleveland Indians (23-13) and took two out of three on the road. The Boston Red Sox (17-20) lost both games of their two game set against the Toronto Blue Jays (17-20).