In what seemed like forever, the Yankees finally won a game. Burnett pitched five innings, allowing four runs, three earned. Not great, but for the first start of the season, as good as you can expect. Posada and Burnett had dinner afterwards, even trading their pbj and fluffernutter sandwhiches respectively. Nick Johnson has a .500 OBP, all walks. It's not so much that he hasn't gotten a hit, he just doesn't feel like running. Joba pitched well in the eighth and Mo locked it down, making Jacoby Ellsbury look completely stupid in the process; payback for Ellsbury's steal of home last season against Mo's good friend Andy Pettitte.
Last year the Yankees followed a World Series winning formula of losing eight games in a row to Boston, then going on to win the next nine out of ten. Only time will tell whether this new, bold strategy of winning games early pays dividends.
I don't even have to make this up today. David Ortiz, hitless so far this season, was asked by a reporter whether he was worried that these first two games would lead to talk of a slow start. His response?
"I'm not talking," Ortiz said before going on to talk. "You guys just wait for $#!% to happen, then you talk $#!%. Two #@$%*!& games already, there are 160 left, ain't that a #!&@#."
Ortiz must really miss Manny . . . and steroids, mostly steroids.
Chicks Dig the Long Ball
Cano hit a home run in the ninth, widely criticized in Boston as an unsportsmanlike padding of the score. Not cool.
Posada 1hr = $1
Granderson 1hr = $1
Cano 1hr = $1
Total = $3