I really find it hard to believe that Johnny Damon dropped not only one, but two fly balls. Don't let anyone tell you differently, these were two catchable balls. They were two easy catches, when it comes right down to it. In fact, I can't remember ever seeing an outfielder drop two fly balls in that manner in one game. It boggles my mind.
Darrell Rasner pitched the game of his life. The Yankee bats were nonexistent, but they were facing A.J. Burnett, that was to be expected. But to lose a game
on a dropped fly ball? I mean, come on. What else can go wrong with this team? The black cloud that hangs over the Yankees is monumental. I really don't know what else to say about this game. Girardi finally made the right call with the lineup and the bullpen. All for naught.
Of course, it doesn't help when A-Rod doesn't hustle out of the box and gets gunned down trying to stretch a blooper into a double to lead off the ninth. By the way, Giambi and A-Rod, 1-8 with 7 Ks and the aforementioned base running blunder. Awesome. It will take a major miracle for the Yanks to win this series now. They're facing Halladay in game 3.
This season is slipping away and it's painful to watch, but watch I will, suffering through every painful misstep along the way.Player of The Game:
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