Swept in New York (but not a shock, really…)

May 21, 2009 | Drew Forrester

This MUST be getting tiresome for the likes of Brian Roberts and Melvin Mora.

It’s May 21 and, for the most part, the season’s already kaput.

I’m sure the rest of the vets aren’t thrilled about it either.

Nick Markakis is in his 4th year in the league and he still hasn’t played a game in the majors that has mattered.

He won’t be playing one this year, for sure.

Anyway, I don’t have much else to add.  It was a 7-4 loss in New York tonight, giving the Yankees a 3-game sweep of the scuffling Birds.  It was 4-0 in favor of New York before your beer got warm, as Adam Eaton surrendered a 4-spot in the first inning.

The O’s collected 12 hits on Thursday night, including three from Markakis, two from rookie Nolan Reimold and none from Felix Pie (now hitting a robust .193).  

Baltimore now stands at 16-25 with a 3-game visit to Washington DC on the horizon this weekend.

Anything less than 2 out of 3 is – as Bob Haynie would say – “unacceptable”. 

I don’t have a long-winded rant in me after this morning’s show, where I railed against this listless brand of baseball we’ve been watching for the last 25 games or so.

It’s nearly impossible to watch, unless you’re an Orange Kool Aid drinker who just thinks everything’s going to magically improve.  

David Copperfield couldn’t perform enough magic to make these games interesting anytime soon.

Start spreading the news…we’re back in last place.

I don’t even have the energy to make “New York, New York” jokes tonight. 

It’s late May and I’m already “baseball’d out”.

Geez a whiz…

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