Given the night to ponder Game 1, there’s little to really analyze and debate:
- Cliff Lee was flat-out awesome
- The Yanks bullpen has more cracks than the Yankee Stadium ramps
So if we can all agree that Points #1 and #2 above are indeed true, then we just have simply put Game 1 behind us and stop sweating it. The Yanks were beaten by a great team with a pitcher who couldn’t be any hotter if he were sitting in a chaise lounge on the surface of the sun. It happens.
I don’t know about you, but I woke up a heckuvalot less angry and bitter than I did following some of the losses to the Angels in the ALDS. In those games, the Yanks had a chance –more than one chance in most cases– to win and failed. The Yanks had no chance last night. Great pitching should beat great hitting. I’m trying to follow my own advice and simply wipe the slate clean.
So where do we go from here? I’ll tell ya one thing: Now’s not the time to panic.
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