Wednesday, April 14, 2010

This Could Get Old

The Good

Swisher slugged an RBI triple, which seems really exciting! Jeter and Cano had a pair of hits each, and Chamberlain managed to get his ERA down with a scoreless inning. Marte also pitched a scoreless inning, but it will be lost to the times since the Yankees lost.

The Bad

The Yankee offense was shut down by Seattle cast away, and former Red Sox releiver, Joel Pineiro. The man threw 7 innings allowing one run against us and 7 strikeouts. He's my fellow countrymen so I can't be too mad at him, but I can be very mad at the Yankee offense for not scoring more runs against him. Its Joel Pineiro for crying out loud!

The Ugly

Javier Vazquez. Also my countrymen, but cannot let that excuse him. Not after 2004. His 5.1 innings of 4 run ball is a marked improvement over his 5.2 innings of 8 run ball he threw in his last start, but some remain unimpressed. However, following this trend, he should throw 5 innings of 2 run ball his next time out, which should be good enough for our offense.

The Long Ball That Chicks Supposedly Dig

No homeruns today as the only Yankee power came off a double by Cano, and a triple by Swisher. Swisher admitted that he could have made that a homerun, but simply could not find the love in his heart to do so.

Posada 2hr = $2
Granderson 2hr = $2
Cano 2hr = $2
Swisher 1hr = $1
Jeter 1hr = $1
Johnson 1hr = $1
Total = $9


lady gaganonymous said...

Meh... I worry not about Javy. If that was Andy, we'd all be saying he was gutsy and kept his team in the game without his best stuff. His nibbling with two strikes was annoying, but apparently his fastball sucked today.

Marte pitching a scoreless inning not in the playoffs should be noted for all posterity.

Joel Piniero was on. You tip your hat.

Rich Mahogany said...

This was just one of those meh games. The strike zone was terrible and Vazquez really wasn't that bad.

Also, we weren't dealing with castoff/reliever Pineiro, we were dealing with Dave Duncanized Pineiro. This is a difference akin to pre- and post-Jesus Lazarus.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

That's a good point, Rich. Lazarus did pitch much better after Jesus raised him from the dead. But seriously, you'rre right, Pineiro has definitely carried over his lessons from Dave Duncan, and that's a good sign for the Angels, who have a lot of question marks when it comes to pitching. Now let's go take the rubber match.

Rich Mahogany said...

The Yankees continue to enforce their "no choking" policy.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

That's an amazing story. I once saved someone from choking, when I stopped choking them.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Is anyone else the least bit concerned that Javy may be injured in some way (even if it's just early season dead arm)?

Rich Mahogany said...

You are a giver as always, Roberto.

I'm not concerned about Javy's health yet. He improved from his first start, after all. At this rate, in about seven starts he will pitch a perfect game.

In seriousness, the worst case scenario with Javy is something like his 2004, 2006 and 2008 seasons, where he provides innings but a below-average ERA. We can survive that from our no. 4 starter. However, I just realized that since this is 2010, and Javy alternates between good and bad performances like Star Trek movies, we should get ready for that worst case scenario.