Why The Yankees Lost

Posted: 20th October 2009 by Jersey in MLB
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We could go through this a thousand times. The New York Yankees lost because they left too many men on base. Because they only tried to hit homers and not get on base. Because Joba isn't used to being a reliever anymore. Yadda yadda yadda. We could list all the what-if scenarios and come up with plenty of reasons why every team has lost every game. I'm not doing that. The only one that's even worth considering is the Brett Gardner caught-stealing situation. Had he been on, Jorge Posada's subsequent homer would have knocked in two runs, and the game never makes it to extra innings. But Gardner was in there to run, and run he did. The Angels knew this and were ready to throw him out. This is not where the Yankees lost: it's where they failed to win. BIG difference. And like I said, I'm not h ...

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