Thursday, April 22, 2010

Almost a No-No, Still a Win

The Good

Phil Hughes pitched 7 no hit innings, losing his bid to Eric Chavez in the eighth. Hughes finished the day with 7.1 innings pitched, having allowed only one hit and one run. Cano and A-Rod hit back-to-back triples. And Brett Gardner had a ninth inning, RBI single.

The Bad

There's no way around it, the A's were stealing signs in the eighth inning. How else do you explain that bloop, chopper single. I thought we were playing in Oakland last night, but apparently we were in Philly.

The Ugly

Hughes looked like he was about to cry on the mound after giving up that hit. Posada tried to comfort him, and Girardi came out and gave him his teddy bear and blanket. It worked, as Hughes struck out the next batter, but it was all a bit much.

No Homer For You!

The Yankees failed to hit any home runs last night. Settling for measly triples and RBI singles.

Posada 3hr = $3
Granderson 2hr = $2
Cano 4hr = $4
Swisher 1hr = $1
Jeter 3hr = $3
Johnson 1hr = $1
Rodriguez 2hr = $2
Teixeira 1hr = $1
Total = $17


Rich Mahogany said...

Hughes is an exciting pitcher but a terrible blogger. He hasn't updated his blog since August 2009! His handful of fans are begging him for an update and he isn't budging. I know it's hard for him to afford anything more than peanut butter and Wonder Bread with his meager $450,000 salary, but surely he can find a high school kid with HTML skills who can ghost post for him. How hard is it to write "w00t I pwned teh A's!!1!"? That will work for now. When he starts making a decent wage, say $16 million a year, he can take some time to hone his blogging skills.

Rich Mahogany said...

Also, based on the Al Leiter pitcher grading scale, Hughes's performance gets an A++++*.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

I'm pretty sure the Cy Young award is no longer voted for but is simply chosen by Phil Hughes based on how incredible he is on the Al Leiter grading scale.

lady gaganonymous said...


"The Bad" has to be how the Oakland "fans" immediately started chanting YANKEES SUCK! YANKEES SUCK! right after Chavez broke up the no-hitter. Ew.

Hughes is really adorable. It wouldn't surprise me if Girardi and Posada had to provide him with his teddy bear and blanket. Agreed, though, Rich, he is now an awful blogger. It's like he's too big for us now. ;_;

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

I should probably volunteer to write his blog for him. Not that I'd do it for free, but I wouldn't ask for much. Actually, I'd probably write something that would get me fired fairly quickly, so I better ask for a lot and ask for it up front.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

a little bit ago, I posted an article about competitive balance in MLB. Here's another one. I really like this line:

"More teams do have a chance to compete in the NFL, but that's simply because 'compete' has been defined as 'stay around .500 for 14 games.'"