Last night’s loss was extremely irritating.
I usually try not to let games like this bother me but I wanted to put my fist through the TV. Your starter goes seven innings, gives up two runs and all you can muster is three hits? Oh okay, the Marlins did make some stellar defensive plays that robbed the Yankees of a few hits so it’s a good thing Mark Teixeira had the good sense to hit a ball 429 feet so a Marlins player couldn’t get to it or this game would have been even more annoying.
Anyway, here’s the pitch that doomed the Yankees last night. (They were probably going to lose because if the Marlins hadn’t scored in the seventh, they would have scored eventually.)
Tanaka: “Here’s a 92 mph meatball, I mean, fastball over the plate! See what you can do with it!”
Derek Dietrich: “Hey, thanks man!”
Dietrich also scored the first run against Tanaka in the second after hitting a double and scoring on a base hit.…