May 10, 2009

Schadenfreude 81 (A Continuing Series)

Mike Vaccaro, Post:
It was a tough night. It was a lousy night. It was a grisly night. ... Phil Hughes was brutal, throwing BP during his brief stint and refusing to compete. The bullpen was just as bad, the lack of toughness throughout the batting order apparent.

It was 8-0 after an eight-run second inning, and then 9-0, and then 11-1 ...

And, oh yes: A-Rod went 0-for-3 with a walk, meaning he's now 0-for-6 after that feel-good blast, which is far less an indictment of Rodriguez -- you want to see what a really hideous start to a season looks like, have a gander at Mark Teixeira's numbers -- than it is another unwanted cue that having him back in the fold makes the Yankees better, but doesn't make them good.
George A. King III, Post:
... in two starts since he debuted with six scoreless innings against the Tigers, Hughes is 0-2 with a 17.49 ERA. In 5.2 innings over those two starts, he has allowed 15 hits, six walks and plunked a batter. ...

[Girardi said] "The talent is in there."

But it's hidden very deep at this point.
John Harper, Daily News:
Maybe these Yankees just aren't very good.

At the very least, the season has an ominous feel to it. They are already reeling from injuries, the latest being Ian Kennedy's aneurysm in his pitching arm that could finish him for the season at a time when he had been dominating hitters at Triple-A.

And now Joe Girardi isn't sure what to expect today from Joba Chamberlain, who popped a blood vessel in the thumb of his pitching hand while tossing a ball in from the outfield during batting practice Saturday night.

Yikes. Is this an era destined to be remembered someday as The Curse of Joe Torre?
Meanwhile, the Mets are in first place!

8 comments:

andy said...

Did it really say the joy of six? That means you are one letter away now from front page news.

Comet&Luna said...

I'm concerned that we're having our own schadenfreude against the Rays. Seriously, if both teams make the playoffs again, what are the chances of getting past them?

L-girl said...

"Seriously, if both teams make the playoffs again, what are the chances of getting past them?"

Quite good. We almost got past them last year. There's no reason to think we can't this year.

A bit early to start worrying about playoffs IMO, but that's just me.

redsock said...

I'm concerned that we're having our own schadenfreude against the Rays.

Well, then, a Rays fan can start up a new blog.

The Herald has used Joy of Sox and Time magazine did also after 2004. Sadly, I did not see a penny in royalties!

CometandLuna said...

"Well, then, a Rays fan can start up a new blog."

I don't really care about other fans taking pleasure in Red Sox defeat, it's more of the fact that the Sox against the Rays this season are 3-6 so far. It's just not a very comforting thought.

redsock said...

Results of April and early May games have pretty much no predictive value for any possible games in October, so I'm not at all worried.

We could have swept the entire season series from them and been blanked in four ALCS games. Maybe we'll 3-16 this year and totally destroy them in October. Anything could happen.

CaKeY said...

The Herald has used Joy of Sox and Time magazine did also after 2004. Sadly, I did not see a penny in royalties!

...and just like the title of this blog it's a play on words of Alex Comfort's The Joy of Sex.

mattaroni22 said...

"Results of April and early May games have pretty much no predictive value for any possible games in October, so I'm not at all worried."



Well then it that case...I hope the Yanks make the playoffs...and face the Sox.