Wednesday, August 09, 2006

I Hate The Yankees

Randy Johnson started for the New York Yankees tonight against the Chicago White Sox, and I saw that in his last two games he did not record a single strikeout. He's been struggling all season, and I'm thinking jackpot! The Sox will win easily, especially with John Garland, their best pitcher for the last two months, starting tonight.

Not quite. He's got a no-hitter through six.

A no-freakin-hitter!

God, I hate the Yankees. I just can't emphasize that enough.

UPDATE: Johnson's no-hit bid fell apart dramatically in the 7th. It started with an Iguchi single, followed by a walk to Jim Thome. Paul Konerko hammered a ground rule double that bounced into the left field bull pen, scoring Iguchi. Then Jermaine Dye hit a double that bounced high off the right field wall. I would have sworn it was a homer; it must have hit just beneath the yellow line. That was it for Johnson. He ended up with a not unrespectable line: 6 IP, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K. You'd never know that all the Rs and one of the BBs came from his last 10 or so pitches.

The White Sox ended up loading the bases on Yankee reliever Ron Villone. But after his shaky start, Villone got himself out of trouble. In the 8th, the White Sox had another surge, scoring four runs, three of them on a homer by Joe Crede. He set a career high tonight -- that was his 25th home run.

But the late surge wasn't enough. Down one, the Sox got runners to first and third against Mariano Rivera, but that's as close as it got.

Yankees win 7-6.

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