Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Yankees-Orioles Preview

The Yanks now prepare to play the last three games of a nine game road trip. Coming off their first series loss of the year, the Yankees prepare for their first second of the year, another series sweep. Baltimore is a young team, I think. I don't really know much about them, other than that Guthrie kid who throws hard and has a bad habit of hitting our players is still on the team, I think. I do know that the Os still play in Camden Yard, and that their city is most famous for crab cakes and drug based television series.

The Yankees will send Hughes, CC, and AJ against the Os, meaning we will be spared having to watch Javy Vazquez pitch like Joba Chamberlain circa 2009. Nick Johnson is probably still out with back pain, as is his wont. Expect the Yankees to put up a lot of runs, at least 3 over the course of the next three games. I'm sorry this review isn't more interesting, but we're playing the Orioles. The only way this series becomes compelling is if the Yankees decide to let their pitchers DH, which they should. Just to make it competitive. Actually, that still wouldn't make it competitive. Nick Johnson is going to have to play injured, and he'll have to play every infield position simultaneously. Now it's competitive.

12 comments:

lady gaganonymous said...

Camden Yards is really a very nice stadium. Baltimore is kinda sketchy, though.

YES Network had the Jeffrey Maier game the other day and:
a. I always forget Pettitte started that game. And kinda sucked. Clearly, not a big game pitcher!!!!!!!!!!
b. It's hilarious to think of Baltimore and Cleveland being powerhouses.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Yeah, a lot really has changed since the mid 90s. Except how great the Yankees are.

Dylan Murphy said...

It's great how everyone has forgotten the Maier game except for Yankee fans. Meanwhile Steve Bartman has to leave Chicago.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Don't look now, but Cano is suddenly a good second baseman.

lady gaganonymous said...

Word about a lot of things changing except the Yankees ruling, woot woot.

The sixth said Cano had better skills but Pedroia's all-out effort every game made it a push.

Please die. (not you, the person who said this)

Also, good to know Curt Schilling is once again talking about things he knows nothing about.

And Dylan, Orioles fans definitely have not forgotten the Maier incident! Also, the Bartman and Maier stuff was pretty different. It's not surprising that Maier didn't have to leave and is in fact heralded as kind of a hero. The Yankees equivalent of Bartman would be if Maier put his hand out to catch a fly ball someone hit off of Mariano that wouldn't have been a home run, but became a home run that caused him to blow a save during some important playoff game. Heck, that would have been worse than Bartman, because what happened after Bartman may or may not have obstructed that catch was just terrible on the Cubs' behalf.

I think it's pretty funny that the Marlins' batter on the Bartman thing was Luis Castillo. That guy's been involved with a lotta weird stuff, apparently.

Fred Trigger said...

I thought you guys might find this interesting. Its Jorge Posada ranking all the pitchers he caught. http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AtIZrrK957QuDSVqwGkwWpcRvLYF?slug=ti-posada042710

Not sure why he said Hideki Irabu had the best curvball. Seems an odd choice to me.

lady gaganonymous said...

the Core Four is on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week. What an interesting picture.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Interesting that he rates Joba as the best slider. I realize he was past his prime, but I would've thought Johnson. Also surprised Wells is the pitcher he most connected with. There is no way he connected less with Cone than Johnson.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

That was a weird SI photo. I wonder why I was never put on the SI cover.

Rich Mahogany said...

The Core Four transcript that RAB links to is worth a read. I especially like their mocking of MLB's attempt to speed up games. I'd include a link to it but I'd just end up botching it :(

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Here's the link to the SI.com article.

lady gaganonymous said...

well that sucked ;_;

The Yankees clearly remembered it was April