Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Jorge Posada wore the Golden Sombrero in the Yankees 4-0 shutout loss to the Atlanta Braves tonight. The Yankees have been icy cold, losers of 9 of 13 to the bottom three teams in the N.L. East, the Braves, the Florida Marlins and the lowly Washington Nationals.
As the Clarion Content warned, Alex Rodriguez has been putrid in his return. He is now batting an anemic .207 on the season. People returning from hip surgery simply don't recover that fast, especially when they are no longer on the same meds that their body was so used to depending on. A-Fraud's swing relies far too much on hip torque to expect much out of him this season. Now that pitchers and scouts around the league are coming to this realization, Mark Texiera isn't seeing anywhere near as many good pitches as he did when Rodriguez first returned.
Who would have figured Cano, Cabrera and Gardner could be having such positive seasons and the Yanks would still be struggling to score runs?
By the way, the Golden Sombrero means a hitter struck out four times in a single game. Posada also had a throwing error that contributed to a Braves run. How long before Wang says he doesn't want to pitch to Jorge either?