Sunday, July 22, 2012
I didn't exactly pay that much credence to the baseball experts who kept claiming the reason why the Yanks were not the odds on favorite was because "they hit too many HRs" and when they face good pitchers in October they won't be able to do it. I wasn't ready to buy into that theory yet for two reasons. One I use A-Rod as my barometer of Slugging and he's about 40% off where I think he should be and two, the production seemed to be coming from multiple sources not just one or two and 7 other duds. Well, I'm now ready to buy into after watching most of the series with the A's. The Yanks faced good pitching from a playoff contender and lost a low score, one run game each time - just like they will when they reach October. I've been thinking all season long that it felt like a 1996 type season, but now I'm starting to think it'll be an '06 season. Not good.