Friday, April 11, 2008

What A Game!

Wang, who has traditionally had trouble with Boston, needed just 93 pitches to dispose of them tonight. Only two hits and one run allowed, that's pretty impressive against this Boston team.

Also important, though it may get overshadowed by Wang's performance, was Girardi's managing of the offense. We manufactured a lot of runs tonight with sac bunts and flys and the credit has to go to Girardi for not letting us wait around until Giambi hit a homerun, which he did eventually anyway.

Moving on to the next game, it should be interesting to see if Hughes, who I believe is pitching tomorrow, can rebound from his last start. He's got a tough offense to do it against so it will definitely be an uphill battle for the youngster.

Carl Pavano earned about $117,000 for today's game, which may be the only major downside.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

just one of 162 games.

Roberto Alejandro said...

just one game that we won and a division rival who will be competing against us for a playoff spot didn't. I'll take that.

quinn said...

great game to win.. starting things off the right way.. giambino coming around looks good. hopefully we can get molina out of the line up and get some bats in.. i respect jeters gangster but he needs the rest now.. better to have him healthy in august and sept.

An Animal Hugger said...

Hughes is not pitching today. It's Moose Time!!!

Fernando Alejandro said...

I agree, give Jeter the rest. Gonzalez is filling in quite fine.

Lets hope for big things from Mussina!

Fernando Alejandro said...

Dear fans of "Respect Jeter's Gangster",

Our blog has been temporarily seized by blogger.com. Their message says that they think we may be a spam blog, and they need to look into it. I suspect it has to do with our homerun tally for the Children's Health Fund. I link to their site every time I post the homerun totals, which makes it look like we're spamming. They also think they can put a few bodies and racketeering charges to our blog, but I suspect they won't stick. Anyway, we can still save posts, just not post them. So we will continue writing, and when our blog is back up you can catch up on everything. We should be back up in a couple days. So thanks for your patience, and remember to respect Jeter's gangster.

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anonymous number two said...

Blogger.com obviously hates children and calls Fenway home. I bet they will try to waterboard you into a confession. Stay Gangster.

BillZe said...

There is no question in my mind now that Wang totally measures up to any other ace on any other team. He is awesome!

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Fernando Alejandro said...

What a game. Mussina's final line looks bad, but he actually pitched pretty well until he decided not to walk Manny. That was the big mistake of the game. A-Rod's strikeout on three pitches in the 8th was ugly. Hawkins pitched another scoreless inning, which is a good sign. Tough loss. I'm really looking forward to tomorrow with Hughes pitching. Any predictions out there?

an animal hugger said...

It's Joe's decision not to walk Manny. Hughes will be fine if he could get some decent backup from our offence.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Yeah, let's hope this offense comes alive tonight, and stays alive. It seems like any time they score some runs, it has no carry over effect to the next game.

Fred Trigger said...

am i crazy, or do Manny Ramierez, and Alex Rodriguez have identical batting stances? Seriously! Compare the two! No real point here, but i cant believe I just noticed it now. how goes the on going investigation, guys? Are you going to beat the rap?

Fernando Alejandro said...

Maybe A-Rod needs a new stance after this series. My goodness, he does not look like the same player from last year. Last year he played like he had something to prove, and this year he plays like he's proved it. He's not the only one though. The team seems generally disinterested in scoring runs and winning games.

As for the rap, well, we're still fighting. Apparently, they have photo's of us with known spammers, recorded phone conversations on pay phones talking about spamming, eye witnesses that put us at the scene of spamming, and victims ready to step forward about our spamming abuses. Then there's the multiple bodies they pulled out of vacant lots that have graffiti writing that says "The authors of the Respect Jeter's Gangster blog were here." Our legal counsel is solid though. They'll talk the judge in circles until they're convinced that rap music and the Boston Red Sox are to blame. Plus we're saving the Jeter's gangster card, if it gets out of hand. Either way, I suspect we'll be up soon.

Roberto Alejandro said...

So last night's game was less than fun to watch in a first floor lounge with Red Sox fans. The good is we scored five runs, the bad is we gave up 8. If the pitching solidifies, we have been scoring enough runs where we should be competitive. If only the pitching and offense could get into sync, then we'd be, you know, playing baseball. The ugly I would have to say was Farnsworth. Does he go out there thinking, "If I can just keep them to one run this inning i've done my job." seriously dude, cut that $#!# out!

Blogger needs to put us back on-line. When I try to post I get a message notifying me that Blogger's, I kid you not, spam prevention ROBOTS have blocked our blog. Robots! Seriously? Those programmers at blogger really need to get out more. I'm just waiting for their spam prevention dungeon masters to shut us down, you can't come back from that.