June 19, 2017

Schadenfreude 202 (A Continuing Series)

End of day June 11       End of day June 18
      W   L   GB               W   L   GB
NYY  38  23  ---         NYY  38  29  ---
BOS  35  28  4.0         BOS  39  30  ---
TBR  34  32  6.5         TBR  37  35  3.5
BAL  31  31  7.5         BAL  34  34  4.5
TOR  31  32  8.0         TOR  33  35  5.5

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June 18

June 19

Ken Davidoff, Post:
Who would have pegged the lovely state of California, where Lana Turner once got her big break at a soda counter, as the locale of shattered dreams for these 2017 Yankees? ...

The Yankees flew out here a week ago on top of the world, metaphorically. They return home more beat up than Willis from "Diff'rent Strokes" when bullies sent him to the hospital. ...

[Y]ou're not being an irrational pessimist to wonder whether this team has already hit its high point for 2017 ...


allan said...


The A's completed a thrilling sweep of the Yankees with a 4-3 victory. The Yankees had a lead in each game of the series. This was the fourth time in Yankees history that the team was swept in a series of four-or-more games in which the Yankees had held a lead in each game, but you have to go back to two weeks after victory was declared in Europe in World War II to find the last time! From May 18 to 20, 1945, the Yankees held a lead in each of the four games against the Browns in St. Louis, but lost each game. The other two occasions: four games at home against the Browns in September 1907, and four games in Philadelphia against the Athletics in September/October 1912.

Jere said...

They've blown a lead in all six games of this losing streak.