Good morning everyone!
The Yankees broke a scoreless tie in the top of the 9th inning last night and then held on to defeat the Dodgers.
Clayton Kershaw and Hiroki Kuroda were both brilliant in a true pitchers duel.
Lyle Overbay once again came through in the clutch with an RBI hit in the 9th inning to give the Yankees the first run of the game. A throwing error by Mark Ellis gave the Yankees two more runs to make it 3-0.
Mariano Rivera earned his 34th save this year for the Yankees.
The Yankees are off today and will resume their quest for a wildcard when they start a three-game series with the Padres in San Diego tomorrow night. The Padres series will be the last West Coast series that the Yankees play this season.
Friday night’s game will also be the last 10:10 PM ET start time game for the Yankees this year, something many fans will be pleased about as they read this with bleary eyes from staying up to watch the end of last night’s game.
The trade deadline came and went with Brian Cashman once again displaying no creativity, imagination, guts, or the ability to get a trade done to help the Yankees.
The “genius” who has spent over two BILLION dollars in payroll the last 12 years and only won one title has been outperformed by the Red Sox, Giants, and Cardinals in the same time frame. The last trade Cashman won was with Nick Swisher and that trade took place in 2008. When your GM is “o-fer” the Obama Administration in trades, chances are your team may start to struggle sooner than later.
Now on to today’s news links:
Billy Witz of the New York Times sums it up perfectly with this article about the Yankee management wasting a gallant effort by their aging core.
Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News has this piece about Cashman’s inability to get anything done and failure to acquire Michael Young, who was exactly what the Yankees needed.
Have a great day everyone!