As I type this out right now the Yankees are getting pummeled by the Mets 12-5 and the Mets are looking to add more. Check that, make that 15 -5 since Carlos Delgado has just made Russ Ohlendorf and Latroy Hawkins his bitches. But I'm not upset about the impending loss and the possibility of the Mets taking tonight's game as well.
Yes, the Yankees pitching looks abysmal right now and frankly this back end of the rotation is. But it's hard to blame the Yankees as a team for not showing up today, since they hard to deal with the absurdity of having to play a night game in Pittsburgh before flying out to play the Mets, who have been in New York for the past four days including an off day yesterday, in a day night doubleheader.
But the worse part is that the Pirates refused to move up the game time last night because they felt they would lose out on ad revenue and fan attendance. The fact that the Pirates don't understand that when the Yankees come to town they are going to bring in heaps of money is stupid in itself, but when they could see the weather was going to be awful and they wouldn't be able to get it in only serves as more evidence as to why they are one of the worst run franchises in baseball.
Major League Baseball should have had the game scheduled for the afternoon anyway, since it was a get away day. They are constantly doing this to teams and it needs to stop. I can't imagine that they lose that much revenue when a game is played in the day as opposed to at night. If they did do you think the Cub's schedule would include as many day games as it does? The Cubbies seem to do just fine.
Anyway the Yanks can't complain too much when the pitchers they are sending out are Dan Giese and Sidney Ponson. Even a team as flaky as the Mets will destroy pitchers of that caliber. Hopefully, Brian Cashman has something up his sleave and he is just praying that these guys don't explode before he can find a real solution.