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Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on May 21, 2010 at 11:17:19 AM

After dropping three straight at home, the Yankees are now five games behind the Rays. In my glorious youth, this would be a cause for worry, but given the existence of the Wild Card there’s no reason to get too exercised about this latest setback. Sure, the Tigers, Twins, and Blue Jays are just one game behind, but Juan Miranda is here now.

Miranda is slugging .700 in his 20 at-bats, so he doesn’t deserve ridicule. In fact, insofar as last night’s game goes, perhaps no one does. Andy Pettitte had an off night, and that’s going to happen sometimes. Heck, in 1930, Lefty Grove went 28-5 with a ERA of 2.54 in an American League in which the average pitcher had an ERA of 4.65. He was a god among men. Yet, in his second start of the season, against the Yankees, he gave