How can we expect to do anything in the post season or even get there for that fact if we are going to do what we did tonight?
Tito blows it again with his disgusting display of handling his bull pen? Regardless of the rain delay wouldn't you send Smoltz back out there? And why would you sit in the dug out and watch Okijima load the bases with nobody out? He did the same thing in DC for Smoltz's first start. After a rocky first inning he settled down and even struck out the side to end the 5th inning. We got a run back in the top of the 6th and got some momentum back. Regardless of the pitch count they had him on Smoltz should have gone out for the bottom of the 6th. Instead they bring in Bard which is pretty much the same as giving in to defeat. I know everyone loves Bard, but I just don't think he's ready to pitch at this level. I know he throws hard, but he has no control and can't pain the corners. They put him in with either a big lead or if the game is out of reach (which that game wasn't). He ends up giving up 2 runs and our backs were broke. The same thing happened tonight. You could feel it when Masterson gave up the homer and when Okijima was left in too long. Every season has a few pivotal games that can make or break a season and this one was one of them. We blew a 9 run lead in the last two innings to the worst team in our division. And the Yankees and Rays won tonight. This is no way to go into the All Star break. We were up by 5 games over the weekend and now look what's happened.