Sunday, June 28, 2009

Girardi Over Manages, Yanks Win Anyway

The Good

This one belongs to Mo. He not only recorded his 500th career save (a 4 out save at that), he earned a walk in the top of the ninth to garner his first career RBI. Mo is not only the most feared closer in baseball, he's the most feared hitter in baseball, walking 33% of the time. Not since Babe Ruth have the Yankees been blessed with a player that dominates as both a pitcher and hitter.

The Bad

Wang came in to pitch the sixth inning, and quickly induced a grounder by Gary Sheffield, which, had Wang not attempted to field it, would have easily been the first out. Wang then promptly got the second batter of the inning out, while Sheffield moved to second. Then, inexplicably, Wang was pulled. He wasn't in trouble. He wasn't ineffective. He was pulled anyway. I realize we have a day off, so we don't need to spare the bullpen per se, but that move by Girardi was ridiculous. I suppose they were trying to secure the win for Wang, but I don't like it.

The Ugly

The Yankees have been struggling with a flu-like illness for the past few weeks. Today some Mets players were out with the flu. Have the Yankees resorted to biological warfare? It is certainly a suspicious coincidence.

The Bailout

No home runs tonight, which means a temporary reprieve from mounting debt. Good thing for us, bad thing for charity. Personally, I blame Citi Field's dimensions. Sure we've hit home runs there easily enough, but still, it's a big park.

Jorge Posada 10hr = $10.00
Hideki Matsui 10hr = $10.00
Derek Jeter 9hr = $9.00
Mark Teixeira 20hr = $20.00
Nick Swisher 14hr = $14.00
Robinson Cano 12hr = $12.00
Johnny Damon 14hr = $14.00
Melky Cabrera 7hr = $7.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 11hr = $11.00
Brett Gardner 3hr = $3.00
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $1.00
Total = $112.00

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Ruthie J said...

lol... today WAS the best day.. just as predicted by fernado... or of you...congrats too MO!!......great at bat..jeter had the utmost confidence in his batting skills..

Raven King said...

You know what was so ugly that it was even uglier than Youk the Red Sox Troll?
The fact that Robbie "Double Play" Cano was not protecting our dearest Alex at all.

Ruthie J said...

robbie has fallen off a little, but nothing a homer can't fix.....and as I recall, I seem to have given derek jeter that same nickname last year lol!now HE hit into alot last year, but you still gotta respect the gangster that is DJ and a hardworkin yank. great players always fall off from time to time,but its not a Catastrophy./ I was thinking maybe they needed to move him out the 5 hole (or where ever he's at) till he gets back in the 'swing' of things.maybe the pressure of backin our o_0 'dearest' Alexender isn't helping his slump.