Game 44 / 22-22 / 2nd / 1.5GB : We gotta stop these number retirement ceremony days. Have them in the off-season because the Yankees lose on every one of them. But it certainly wasn’t Bernie Williams’ fault today when the current roster continued their slide into oblivion. New York’s 5-2 loss to the Texas Rangers was their 6th straight, and 10th out of their last 11th.
Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.
Rangers 5, Yankees 2
“These are our players. They have to turn it around.” ‐ Joe Girardi, when asked if any roster changes need to happen.
When A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
Bernie Williams Day
Bernie Williams figured the baseball portion of his life was over. He wasn’t officially retired, but he didn’t feel the need to file any papers.
“I didn’t think it was that important,” he said.
On Sunday night, the former Yankees great realized what he was missing. A month after he finally retired, he was honored with Bernie Williams Day at the Stadium: His No. 51 jersey was retired and a plaque that will go in Monument Park to commemorate his mostly brilliant 16-year career — all in pinstripes — was unveiled before the Yankees-Rangers series finale.
— New York Post. See the full article here.
FOOTNOTES : The post-game press conference — a classic. With the New York Yankees losing 10 out their last 11 games, nothing but a few softball questions for manager Joe Girardi from a press corps that is know for being anything but, and Joe couldn’t get out there fast enough … Here’s a category the Yankees lead MLB in: wild pitches. Justin Wilson‘s in the 7th inning was the team’s 26th of the season …