GAME 141: The consistently inconsistent offense of the 2014 New York Yankees took a fine day to go south. No respect for Derek Jeter Day. The Yanks were shut out for the second time in a three game series — with the only team in front of them in the Wild Card race they still had on the schedule, no less. Enough about that. Here’s the box score and recap.
Some Real Respect
The Managers Speak
The Booth Speaks
Understatement of the Week
“We got our last off-day tomorrow,” Girardi said. “And then we got to win a whole lot.”
Something The Yanks Haven’t Thought Of:
“When you’re not swinging the bats as well as we are, sometimes you’ve got to make things happen and put it in play, take the extra base, stuff like that,” Royals left fielder Alex Gordon said. “You’ve got to create runs when you’re not crushing the ball. I feel like our team can do that.”
REGGIE JACKSON QUOTE: “So many ideas come to you (when slumping) and you want to try them all but you can’t. You’re like a mosquito in a nudist camp. You don’t know where to start.” Source: The Sporting News (June 20, 1970)
Today in Yankees Baseball History
MEMORY LANE: On September 7th, 1983, the Yankees traded players to be named later and $200,000 to the San Diego Padres for John Montefusco. New York sent Dennis Rasmussen and Edwin Rodriguez to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.
SOURCES: TodayInBaseballHistory.com, Baseball-Reference.com