One of the worst call that has ever been made last night happened last night when Robinson Cano dropped down a tag to catch Seattle’s Willie Bloomquist from stealing, and though the tag had Bloomquist by a good two feet, umpire crew chief Jerry Davis, missed the call leading to an RBI single by Kenji Johjima, tying the game at two. Then, Mariano left at the top of the strike zone for Adrian Beltre to deposit over the left field wall.
Down 3-2, the Yankees had their chance with two outs and Jeter moving to second on a passed ball, but all Bobby Abreu could do was take a pitch right down the middle to end the game looking. Yankees lose 3-2 and fall to 14-16.
The Bombers could have moved to .500 with that win and really begun to climb the standings starting with a Texas team that they swept last week. Instead they will need to win two of three to get to .500 and sweep to get to 17-16.
On another note, Roger Clemens was at the University of Kentucky today throwing and getting ready for his return to the Yankees. The Rocket is in Kentucky to attend his son, Koby’s, minor league game.
Carl Pavano is still not officially a lost cause though he is close to be. He is visiting more doctors as Brian Cashman hopes someone will say he can pitch, then Pavano will have no option and won’t be sitting in the dugout where he doesn’t belong.