Originally Posted by TheMikeIsHot
It's not like we didn't see this coming.
This is the same team with the same problems for the past several years. They're built to score with home runs and don't score otherwise.
They strike out WAY too much and have lots of trouble getting runs in from 3rd with less than two outs. They can't hit a single when they need one. Everyone is looking for a 3 run homer when a basehit will produce 2 runs.
I was hoping Ichiro would change some of that, but his bat also caught the cold going around.
25 innings in 2 games and, without Ibanez, would have 2 runs. And Jeter (with an assist from Adam Jones) drove in 1 and scored the other.
They are hard to watch sometimes.
But Billy Beane said strikeouts don't matter!!
How could Cano go from being the hottest hitter on the planet to this in a couple days?