Yankees Mount Comeback, Still Lose To Rangers 7-5

It looked like the Yankees were going to perhaps be able to rally for a victory last night, but unfortunately they fell short. Bartolo Colon’s Cy Young quest hit a bit of a speed bump, as he only went 4 and 1/3 innings, giving up 5 earned runs. PitchFX was still clocking him in the mid 90s on his fastball, so I assume the issue was more with command. Since the stuff was still pretty good, I don’t think there is any reason to assume Colon has turned back into a pumpkin here. Bottom line is a guy picked up off the scrap heap is going to have some mediocre starts occasionally. The Yankees still had a decent chance to win this one anyways.

Notable players and their WPAs:

Michael Young:  .222

A 4-4 day along with a homerun for baseball’s highest paid utility man. Welcome to the official Yankee Killer(TM) club, Michael. Your t-shirt is in the mail.

Darren Oliver:  .152

Things that make me inexplicably angry: when the Yankees face Oliver and don’t hit him hard. The guy is a hundred years old with seemingly mediocre stuff. Yet he comes in last night and allows only 1 hit over 2 innings.

Nick Swisher:  .129

Big homerun for The Swish, but he also struck out against Oliver.

Boone Logan:  -.096

So the lone lefty in the bullpen can’t seem to get out lefties. Are we sure this guy is any good? If only the Yankees had signed a lefty bullpen arm in the offseason.

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6 Responses to Yankees Mount Comeback, Still Lose To Rangers 7-5

  1. Mike S. says:

    The Logan comment is tongue-in-cheek, right? For they did. Unfortunately, we don't know when we'll see Feliciano.

    • Brian Burkhart says:

      It is indeed. Free-Agent deals for lefty relievers just don't seem to work out for the Yanks.

  2. David K. says:

    Why is it that almost every team out there seems to have a dependable lefty in the bullpen except for the Yankees? Even Texas with their two old lefties in the pen are very effective. Is it better scouting or what? Except for half a season last year (when Logan was good) and in the 2009 playoffs (when Damaso Marte was really good), we've had this problem since Mike Stanton left.

    • JoeYankeeFan says:

      We signed a great one this off-season in Pedro Feliciano but the only problem is he's most likely on the shelf for the year.

      We already have a very good bullpen IMO and Feliciano would have given us so much more depth if available.

      guy is a lefty killer, who also gets out righty's

  3. Mike S. says:

    Don't wake me up. A 2-HR game by Derek and a slam by Cervelli?

  4. JoeYankeeFan says:

    I agree with Logan, I was so looking forward to the arrival of Pedro Feliciano who's a proven lefty killer.