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June 1, 2005

Here we go again
by SG

Fortunately for me, I've been on vacation for most of the last 2 weeks and didn't get to watch much of the Yankees. With today's 3-1 loss to the lowly Royals, the Yankees have lost four straight games.

I already covered my thoughts on Randy Johnson in an earlier entry, so just re-read that. Another less than overpowering outing from RJ, but he pitched well enough to win today. An invisible offense was the culprit tonight, as the Yankees were stifled by DJ Carrasco, some clown named Stemle, and Mike MacDougal, one of the best exhibits for why the Yankees' medieval facial hair rule may not be so bad.

I wouldn't worry too much yet. The pounding against Boston was a bit discouraging, but I don't see the difference in losing by 1 run or 16 runs in the big picture. The last two losses against the Royals are certainly frustrating because of the payroll and talent disparity there, but if anything they should vindicate the Yankees' 10 game winning streak against Oakland and Seattle, since both those teams are arguably better than the Royals.

Since I haven't been able to watch much of the games, I can't really comment too much more than that. My feeling is that this team is probably going to be extremely streaky all year. The starting pitching has the potential to dominate or get blasted every time out, which will lead to some good times and bad times. Luckily for Yankee fans, Boston doesn't seem to be all that good against anyone besides the Yankees, and Baltimore has shown some signs of slipping lately.

All indications are that this will not be an easy season. This is probably a good thing for true baseball fans, even with as stressful as it may get. I'm going to try and enjoy each and every game this year, as they will be the most meaningful regular season games we'll have seen for quite some time. It's been a while since the Yankees were involved in a true pennant race without the guaranteed Wild Card spot to fall back on.