When Sidney Ponson throws seven shutout innings, you have to find a way to win the game.
Instead, the Yankees have lost five out of six.
It doesn’t happen often, but you have to blame Mariano Rivera for this one. He came into the game and allowed a walk and two singles to the first three batters he faced. Just like that, it was 1-0.
16 non-save situations: 21 innings, 18 hits, 7 runs, 3.00 ERA.
26 save situations: 27.1 innings, 12 hits, 1 run, 0.33 ERA.
I’m not sure how to explain that. I’ve asked Mariano and he can’t.
The Yankees have two games left against the Angels then a 10-game road trip to Texas, Anaheim and Minnesota. This thing could get out of hand in a hurry if they aren’t careful.