Like I told you on Thursday — the Yankees are gagging

September 07, 2012 | Drew Forrester

Well, for one night anyway, I can proudly remind all of you:  “I called that one!”

If you didn’t read THIS BLOG yesterday, you missed it.  If you did read it, I’m sure at some point last night you said to yourself, “That damn idiot on WNST said this was going to happen.”

Of course, I didn’t know Buck Showalter was going to fall asleep in the dugout just before the 8th inning and had no idea Pedro Strop would melt under the heat of a pennant race…but I knew, for sure, that New York’s rag-arm pitching staff would have their hands full on Thursday night.  And so they did.

You’re going to see much more of what I’m terming “The Pinstripes Collapse” all weekend at Camden Yards.

Let me say it again, in case reading it my Thursday blog wasn’t emphasis enough:  The Yankees’ pitching staff sucks.  Once Joe Girardi gets past Sabathia and on the odd-night, Kuroda or Hughes, he has nothing but league-average or below from which to choose.

Wait until Sunday when Wild Pitch Freddy Garcia takes the mound for New York.  Major League Baseball might do well to get another box of balls shipped off to Camden Yards in time for the homer-fest we’ll see when Freddy toes the rubber.

I mean, seriously, I’ve seen better looking pitchers on picnic tables.

Yeah, they’ll scratch out a win in this 4-game series (if they’re – ahem – “lucky”) but that won’t be enough to keep New York and their insufferable fans from knowing the truth in their heart — they’re not going to finish the season ahead of the Orioles and, in all likelihood, their September fall-from-grace will cost them a spot in the upcoming playoffs.

I told you this on Thursday:  The Yankees are done.

“The Pinstripes Collapse” continues in Baltimore this evening.


9 Comments For This Post

  1. bill Says:

    Drew, please spare us with this stuff. No one likes you. You’d be cleaning hotel rooms somewhere if you weren’t working at WNST. I find myself now almost rooting against the Orioles because I’d rather have them lose than for you to be right. Loser. (DF: And my golf game sucks. Don’t forget that.)

  2. Christian Says:

    LOL who is this guy, it’s interesting that he’s always the first to read and post yet he claims no one likes you; just your everyday internet troll I guess.

  3. dave hittinger Says:

    I like you Drew, just normally don’t agree with you. Fact is you really have no right jumping on this bandwagon now, I’m guessing it’s killing you, all this winning. That Peter Angelos is just so bad for baseball and Baltimore right? (DF: LOL – “I like you Drew”. That’s funny. You’ve been a hater since day one, chief. As for “not having a right”…that’s like me saying you don’t have a right to take a dump today. I have MORE of a right than you to revel in this success. I’m the guy who stood up to those creeps when they were wrecking the franchise. You should be thanking me, not ragging on me. Then again, that’s all you’ve ever done.)

  4. Dan Says:

    We all love the big bottom of the eitght inning answer our bats had for the Yankees, but if we lose that game, I, and a lot of other people are wondering what in the world Buck was thinking, it was obvious after the first two batters, that Pedro was not gonna get the job done, I understand loyalty to a player, but Please! what do you think? (DF: I didn’t like bringing Wolf in to start the 8th and if Strop can’t throw strikes, he doesn’t belong out there either.)

  5. unitastoberry Says:

    Great night! Bit concerned for the bullpen as of late,especially Strop.Go Os!!

  6. Mike from Carney Says:

    MLB Network had this game on, nice to see thae orange-out in the stands. I’m sure the 160,000 will fall into the “over” for this series. And this was only a Thursday night game. Meanwhile, down south, it was just another drama queen Harper at bat that caused kaos on the field.

  7. Jason Manelli Says:

    Our First Purple and Orange Friday! I thought the crawl on MASN was classy, Angelos’s statement about Modell, praising his work in the community and the Ravens addition to the sports culture of Baltimore made a night suffused with memories of the original great 8 and a division race coming down to the wire with the hated Yankees, and the drama of Septemeber baseball even more emotionally poignent. It’s hard to imagine but the MNF opener is backpage news!

  8. matt Says:

    how the orioles are winning defy’s logic. living by the HR and the bullpen, im really hoping they keep it up… thats like in basketball winning by the 3 pointer. it doesnt work in the playoffs, you have to get in the paint (or manufacture runs)

    who’s to say that the yankees AND o’s wont collapse and the rays win the division and athletics and detroit the wildcards or something?

    ill just wager that youd be fine with it as long as the yanks dont get in and we get a winning season

  9. NC Orioles Fan Says:

    Drew, see I told ya you might want to be cautious with your words had not Pedro Strop almost blown the game. Them Yanks do have ways to come back.

    Last night’s was the most exciting game to watch since the last game of last season when the Birds knocked the Redsox out of the playoffs, the Rays beat the Yanks after staging a 7-runs comeback then the Cardinals beat the Braves, all in span of 44 minutes thanks to live television.

    So after the Orioles staged their 8th inning comeback, I popped open a Natty Boh (OPCY anniversary can) and cheered the Birds win. BTW, Natty Boh is made here in North Carolina. In Eden by Pabst Brewery Co near the VA line.

    One down, three to go. GO BIRDS!!!!!!!!!!

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