Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sabathia Dominates While Teixeira and A-Rod Go Deep

The Good

A lot of good today. Sabathia went seven, giving up only one run. He threw 105 pitches. Girardi didn't make him thrown an additional 20, but that's because Bruney was available, another good thing. A-Rod gave the Yanks the lead back in the first inning with a two-run shot to left. Teixeira hit another majestic blast to the second deck in right in the seventh. I was at yesterday's game, where Teixeira hit an identical shot, and I saw today's game on TV. Those balls were absolutely crushed. Crushed balls I say, crushed. The Yankees supported CC's gem with nine runs rather than two, as has been their custom.

The Bad

Honestly, if I have to pick a bad, it was the Orioles defense. Two errors in this game, but their play in the field cost them quite a few runs. Not that I care, since we won and all, but still, seriously. They could stand to suck a little less.

The Ugly

In the fourth inning, one of the Orioles hit a foul ball into the seats along the left field line. Both Jeter and Damon converged but the ball was in the seats. A small child who was sitting in the front row was facing the other way and Jeter hit the brim of his cap and Damon tapped him on the back with his glove as both players walked back to their respective positions. Glenn "Big Baby" Davis immediately issued an apology to the boy's father.

RJG Should Rethink Their Business Model

When the Yankees signed Teixeira, we probably should've ended our relationship with Johnny Damon's Home Run Club. These two just hit too many home runs. When Posada gets back, we're absolutely screwed. Both A-Rod and Teixeira went yard today, and are on pace to hit like a million home runs or something.

Jorge Posada 5hr = $5.00
Hideki Matsui 4hr = $4.00
Derek Jeter 5hr = $5.00
Mark Teixeira 11hr = $11.00
Nick Swisher 8hr = $8.00
Robinson Cano 6hr = $6.00
Johnny Damon 10hr = $10.00
Melky Cabrera 4hr = $4.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 5hr = $5.00
Brett Gardner 2hr = $2.00
Total = $61.00

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Jeremy said...

5 Homeruns already for Arod. Looks like he is trying to make up for the time he missed in a hurry.

Raven King said...
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Raven King said...

The Orioles bullpen and defence were almost too painful to watch.
Hopefully Hank remembers to put Nick Markakis on his To-"K" List along with Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I was thinking the same thing Jeremy. His first week back, he was having trouble getting a pitch to hit. Now he's crushing everything thrown his way. The one who needs to start stepping back up is Swisher. He's been absolutely horrible this month.

Raven, the defense was definitely bad, but the throwing error on Adam Jones was unfair. He hit his cutoff man, but the cutoff man let it roll by, and the pitcher wasn't in position to back up the cutoff man. If you see the replay, the ball was a perfect throw to the cutoff man. Bad ruling all around.

Roberto Alejandro said...

He has to make up for the home runs hit from 2001-2003, so he can be the unquestioned home run champ, he's going to have to hit like 1200 home runs, but he's on pace to do that by next week.