Friday, April 16, 2010

Another Series Win

The Good

The Yanks have now won the first three series of the year, all against potential post-season rivals. Cano had two home runs and three RBI. Granderson hit two triples in a row (he had a ghost man on third so he could hit again). He also threw Matsui out at home plate. I didn't know players could eject other players, but apparently they can. Jeter had a solo shot of his own. And Hughes pitched a respectable five innings with two earned runs.

The Bad

Teixeira still doesn't remember how to hit. He does, however, remember how to walk, something he did three times yesterday.

The Ugly

The Angels no longer seem to be in the Yankees heads, and they're starting to show signs of desperation. Throughout the game Angels' players resorted to strange tactics in order to try to intimidate the Yankees, but were unsuccessful.

"It was weird," explained one fan at the game. "I mean, why would Mike Napoli come up to bat with his shirt off yelling something about Sparta? He's not even at home, he's not even in that good a shape. Just weird all around."

Showing Off the Guns

The Yanks hit three home runs yesterday, two from Cano and one from Captain Jeter. He's not a real captain, like on a boat, or Star Trek, but he still prefers to be referred to as Captain.

Posada 2hr = $2
Granderson 2hr = $2
Cano 4hr = $4
Swisher 1hr = $1
Jeter 2hr = $2
Johnson 1hr = $1
Total = $12


Rich Mahogany said...

In case anyone forgot that yesterday was Jackie Robinson Day, Michael Kay was happy to mention it about 85 times. Also, Kay practically suggested that Cano hit his HRs thanks to ghost power from Jackie Robinson.

When Joba entered from the pen, Kay thought he was Rivera. This is like seeing Paul Giamatti on the street and saying "Look, it's Antonio Banderas."

Hughes' start wasn't bad, especially considering it was his first of the season and the Angels have some good hitters. But when asked to grade his start, Leiter gushed "I'd give it a B+ or an A." I'd like to hear his grade for CC's last start. Maybe A triple plus? I also wish he had graded all of my college exams.

It was wonderful seeing Abreu look at the RF wall like it was on fire, while playing for the opposing team.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Abreu sure did spend a lot of time looking at that wall yesterday.

B+ or A? Wow. Even Hughes admitted his stuff wasn't great (fourth paragraph down). Of course, this could all have been a result of pitching after Javy, which currently makes you look that much better.

lady gaganonymous said...

Rich, you's a funny guy.

I think Hughes gets graded on a curve. I wasn't expecting him to give up less than 3 ER and I actually didn't think he was gonna go five full innings, so I was very happily surprised by his start. He also struck out two guys on right-down-the-middle pitches that he ended up walking in the game.

Dylan Murphy said...

I was at the game on wednesday where Vasquez pitched. Even though the Yankees are off to a great start, he really got knocked around. It wasn't that they were hitting huge bombs, but everything, including outs, was hit hard. Hopefully he can adjust to the AL a little quicker.