Actually, bad doesn’t paint the whole picture. Atrocious is more like it.

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Initial Reaction:

Losing four out of your last seven isn’t going to get the job done as we draw closer to September. This game was all-around bad. Joe Girardi was visibly ticked in the dugout, and rightfully so. Terrible play in the field; terrible game from the starting pitcher; terrible at-bats. Has to be one of the worst games I’ve seen the Yankees play collectively in quite some time.

Positives From The Game:

Two players stood out to me as actually showing up and playing the game with a desire: Ramiro Pena and Sergio Mitre. Pena played great defensively and swiped a bag that lead to a run, and Mitre threw four and two-third innings of one-hit shutout ball (4.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 10/4 groundball/flyball outs). That’s it. Two players. Not nine, not ten; two.

Negatives From The Game:

The whole game was pretty much a negative. Burnett’s line looks like this: 3.1 IP, 8 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 3 BB, 3 K. Mark Teixeira keeps popping up to infielders, and Derek Jeter keeps grounding into double plays.

What’s Next?:

Girardi will get the team fired up for tomorrow night, no worries. And CC – man are we glad to see you.

Probables: CC Sabathia (17-5, 3.02 ERA) vs. John Danks (12-8, 3.31 ERA)