Somers’ Monologue: Yankees Need To… Oh No! Back-To-Back Homers!

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Steve was in a jovial mood to open up his Thursday schmooze. After all, who doesn’t like a good elimination game?

Well, while breaking down the Ivan Nova-Doug Fister matchup, Steve was rudely interrupted by back-to-back jacks off the bats of Detroit.

Suddenly his pre-game predictions went out the window, while fans in the Bronx were in “absolute shock.”

Of course, we all know what happened next. See ya next season.

Yankees Need To… Oh No! Back To Back Homers!

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  1. Ron says:

    Joe’s lack of managing was underwhelming to say the least. He managed the pitching, but he “rested on offense” (as they say in basketball). A tight, low-scoring game like that called for sacrifice bunts to move runners up, steals (Gardner only ran once, when Jeter flew out to end an inning), and pinch-hitting. There was none of it, however. It was a listless offensive output managed by a listless manager. Martin was really struggling, and they needed to pinch-hit for him instead of letting him flail away his last two at-bats. They needed to pinch-hit for Swisher (Mr. July), whose career postseason RISP sank to 1 for 30. Andrew Jones never batted once during the series. Jesus Montero was available to pinch-hit. They needed a boost from the bench, but Joe apparently didn’t think he needed his bench to provide a spark. I certainly disagree with his decisions to keep batting people who were struggling.

    And 2 postseason wins with home-field advantage for the winningest, highest-paid team in the AL is unacceptable. In my mind, this cements Girardi’s mediocrity as a manager. I do not believe the Yanks will ever win a World Series again as long as Joe G. is the manager, though I hope I’m wrong.

    Detroit played well, Leyland managed well, and they deserved to win. But the Yanks were a big flop and should have won the series.

    The only hitters who came through on a consistent basis were Posada and Gardner. Everyone else under-performed. The Yanks were struggling to score runs because they sat back waiting for the extra base hits that never came. They needed to play small ball and manufacture runs in that kind of a game. Two of Detroit’s starters had ERAs of just under 5.00 for the season, and they handled the Yanks pretty well for the most part.

    This underachieving team makes me appreciate the teams with the character and pride guys – Scott Brosius, Roy White, Thurman Munson, Paul O’Neill, Tino Martinez, et al — all the more

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