Oakland Coliseum Becoming Trouble Spot for Yankees
The Yankees' troubles at Tropicana Field are no secret, but add Oakland Coliseum to the list as the new baseball horror house for New York. The recent series sweep by the A's was ugly.
It started in Game 1 with CC Sabathia having no control or command of his pitches. The Athletics' lineup took advantage and hit balls hard all over the yard in a 6-4 win. Then, in Game 2, Phil Hughes did his usual less than five innings work day, the bullpen imploded in the 8th inning (Joba Chamberlain) and the Yankee 3-6 hitters went 0-13 in a 5-2 loss. Game 3 was a horrendous 18-inning 3-2 loss where the bullpen was burned and the heart of the Yankee order went 0-28 with 12 strikeouts.
The Yanks just look uncomfortable in Oakland. They are tentative at the plate and don't get key hits. Their pitchers seem distracted. The A's have won 10 of their last 13 overall against New York, including seven straight at the Oakland Coliseum.
Tropicana Field has company in terms of horror houses of baseball for the Yankees. Oakland Coliseum has been added to the list.
By: Mike Lindsley, "Mid-Day with Mike," 1-4, Yankees pre/post game host on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio. Follow him on Twitter at Twitter.com/MikeLSports.