Another No-Name Pitcher Stymies The Yankees. What Else Is New?

Rain ManCorrespondent IJune 18, 2009

NEW YORK - JUNE 18: Craig Stammen #35 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the New York Yankees during their game on June 18, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx Borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Craig Stammen. Who in the blue hell has heard of Craig Stammen before today? I thought so.

Craig Stammen pitched 6.1 innings of shutout ball against the New York Yankees. And the sad thing is, I just saw that it was his sixth start in his career.

Nothing surprises me about the Yankees anymore, I swear. They make pitchers who I have never heard of before look like the Mona Lisa of pitching, yet light up Johan Santana, who has done nothing but dominate since he made his debut in the MLB, for nine runs.

That just SCREAMS inconsistency, in fact, if you looked up the word "inconsistent" in the dictionary, you would find the New York Yankees logo next to it. And if that continues, I will e-mail the Merriam-Webster company to literally do that.

If I didn't sound like a frustrated dude who constantly begs the Yankees for consistency, I do now.

If you want the box score, here it is.

Oh yeah, did I mention that the Yankees lost the series to the Nationals as well?