Saturday, July 24, 2010 ~ Too Hot for Baseball

~~Royals 7, Yankees 4~~

According to the NY Times, the temperature in Central Park got up to 97°F (33°C), with the humidity factored in, the heat index was 102°F (39°C). According to the thermometer at the stadium, it was even hotter there. What that means is, it was effin hot in the city today, to hot to be playing baseball. But of course they did, and it seems the boys from K.C. handle the heat better.

Didn’t help that Sergio Mitre gave up 7 runs in 4 innings, oh I’m sorry 2 of those were errors. They don’t really count. And the Royals would have still won without those two runs. “I’m playing into their game instead of being up in the count,” Mitre said of falling behind with ball one. “You can’t really do much.” I believe that is MLB speak for, “I really sucked out there today.” I don’t handle the heat well. It is just the heat. Dustin Moseley came in to pitch from the 5th inning on, 1 hit, 0 runs.

Nick was still out with pain in his Achilles tendon although he did pinch hit, and Brett was out with “acid reflux”, Girardi said he had a test at the hospital under anesthesia, from the description, I’m thinking he had an endoscopy. Not fun. Both expect to be playing Sunday. We’ll see.

Mark and Jorge both hit home runs, both in the 4th inning, then Mark in the 5th inning with Granderson on base. The last out of the game, Mark was called out running to first, it would have loaded up the bases for Alex, except he wasn’t out. I guess after the last two times they argued and were immediately thrown out, Mark didn’t want to risk it. They have won the first two games of this series and if they win tomorrow they win the series. If not its a split and then its on to Cleveland. Time: 2:53. Attendance: 48,138. Compiled by MLB Advanced Media

~~and that’s all~~ she wrote