So, in the aftermath of the Yankees' embarrassing 6-0 loss to the Tigers in Game 3 of the ALDS in front of 43,440 fans at Comerica Park that put Torre's heavily favored club on the verge of being fitted for toe tags, the manager delivered a strong message to his players.
"Wake up," was Torre's demand to a team that hasn't scored a run in 14 innings, went 0-for-18 with runners on base, hitless in eight at-bats with runners in scoring position.
Torre's message was delivered in a very firm tone...
I would hope it was a firm tone. This is it. I felt we would lose Friday's game after the 4-3 loss and now it's in Jaret Wright's hands...OMG!