Friday, September 03, 2004

22-0: The Box Score of the Year


Box Score: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H  E
Cleveland 3 3 3 0 6 1 0 0 6 22 22 1
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5    0


I couldn't believe that I would be so fortunate to see the greatest margin of victory, in a shutout, since 1900. Even better, the Yankees were the losing team. The $190,000,000 lost to the lowly Cleveland Indians. I couldn't believe it. The Yankees have no pitching at all. Mussina, an aging star, has an ERA over 5.00. Brown, the Yankee's best starter, is hurt. Vasquez, an excellent pitcher in Montreal, is only pitching decently. I couldn't even talk about the last half of the rotation, it really is that bad. The atmosphere in New York is too unforgiving for young pitchers so the Yankees must rely on older pitchers who sometimes are waning. The lack of pitching should be unsettling for the New York fans and front office. This is the achilles heal of the $190,000,000 team. The Yankees will not win the World Series because their pitching will falter. They have an offense of an all-star team but no depth, defensively or in pitching to back it up.

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