Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Yanks Take First Game From Mariners

The Good

The Yankees offense stayed hot, in the late inning anyway, good for a 5-8 victory over the Mariners. Mo threw the ceremonial first pitch, then closed the game with a 1-2-3 ninth. A-Rod hit a monster shot in the seventh. Melky drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth, putting the Yankees ahead for good.

The Bad

Two words: Brian f-----g Bruney. This guy has been dreadful. He came into the game with a two run lead, gave up 3 consecutive singles to bring the game within one, then allowed the tying run to reach on a sac fly. It isn't clear to anyone why Girardi didn't leave Hughes in for the eighth. Hughes needed only 9 pitches to get through the seventh, and he has been dominant. It would've made sense to leave him in, considering the lead (only 2 runs) and Bruney's recent ineffectiveness. Girardi's new hobby, however, seems to be to piss me off, so he went with Bruney instead.

The Ugly

Through 6 and 1/2, the Red Sox were leading 10-1 over the lowly Baltimore Orioles, whom most last place little league teams pity. The Red Sox bullpen then proceeded to allow 5 runs in both the seventh and eighth innings, then closed out the ninth to win the game 10-11. Holy $#!%. That is ugly, even for Boston, and that is saying something.

We Pay Cash for Home Runs

A-Rod had the only home run for the Yankees, a two run supernova (that's right, it was more than a "blast") to left in the seventh.

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 12hr = $12.00
Brett Gardner 3hr = $3.00
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $1.00
Total = $113.00

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Ruthie J said...

way to stroke the bat a-rod...mad props....going off of previous games, i thought it was going to be another heartbreaker, esspecialy after the mariner retook the lead..but my yanks pulled this one out and I am a happy camper =)....what is it, 3 games back of the red sox?? lets hope for first by the all star break....

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

we are now 2.5 back. We're playing well, and against a team we could potentially sweep if our offense stays hot. Otherwise, I'll take a series win.

Raven King said...

Can we trade Brian Bruney for Nick Markakis?
Maybe Joe G for Phil Jackson?

cr1 said...

Joba is a fifth starter and this is what fifth starters are supposed to do. Joba is a fifth starter and this is what fifth starters are supposed to do. Joba is a fifth ...

Fernando Alejandro said...

He is a 5th starter, but that's not what they project him to be, and I'm sure not what he believes he is. He's way better than he's showing of late.

Raven, I'll take Roy Halladay for Shelley Duncan.

cr1 said...

But it's my mantra when I'm starting to grind my teeth. Saves on dental bills. If you like I can modify it to the following:

"For now, Joba is a fifth starter and this is what fifth starters ..." etc.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Alright, haha, I can live with that. For now.