GAME 148: It’s been the bug-a-boo all season long. The failure of the offense to give the starting pitcher, let alone bullpen, any margin for error. In Baltimore’s second walk-off victory in this crucial 4-game set, the Yankee’s bats went silent for the umpteenth time in this campaign.
Once Again, Opponent Walks Off With 3 Runs or Less
Don’t get me started.
Offensive Expects Perfecto From Kuroda Once Again
He keeps letting them down. Once again, Hiroki Kuroda has failed to no-hit the opponent, giving his teammates virtually no chance to win.
Here’s the box score and recap.
GAMEDAY NOTES: Coming into tonight’s game, the 2014 Yankees have the same amount of home runs as the patch-work 2013 Yankees — 135. McCann’s blast in the ninth inning spared this year’s club the indignity. With the free agent signings over last winter, who would have bet this would a stat to discuss, let alone at Game 148 on the schedule. Surpassing last year’s anemic output was going to be a walk in park, right? Unbelievable. But then again. maybe not.
Today in Yankees Baseball History
MEMORY LANE: 1927 – Babe Ruth hits two home runs, to bring his season’s total to 52, and the Yankees win a pair from Cleveland to clinch the American League pennant with a 98-41 record and 17-game lead. It is Miller Huggins’ fifth pennant, tying him with Connie Mack.