Javier Vazquez notched his first win of the season, and he did it without infertility drugs. While he only pitched 5.1 innings, and his fastball is still his change-up, he managed to hold the As to only three runs. A-Rod hit a home run, Swisher had a 2 RBI single, Teixeira had a hit, and Cano walked THREE times. I wouldn't go outside if I were you, there's probably four horsemen riding around out there.
The three runs by Oakland all came on home runs. While the damage was obviously limited, you have to worry about a pitcher given to the long ball, especially after what happened in 2004. Hopefully, once Javy has his fastball and mechanics sorted out, this will be less of an issue.
The Yankees, a veteran team, laid a seven run beat down on the younger Oakland Athletics. "It wasn't fair," explained one distraught member of the Athletics. "They're older than us, and they used that to their advantage. We don't like playing with the bigger kids."
Examples of the Yankees using their age to their advantage included several instances of Yankees players holding As at bay by placing their hand on the A's player's head while the poor A's player swung away wildly, unable to make contact. The Yankees also ate ice cream in the presence of the As, refusing to share. The As, who have enjoyed a recent run of success, left the field hurt and whimpering.
One of A-Rod's Non-Blonde Bombshells
A-Rod was the only player with a home run in last night's game. He know has a lot of them in his career.
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