Sunday, April 18, 2010

Yankees Sweep

The Good

Pettitte immediately comes to mind. Eight innings, two runs. Very impressive. Teixeira hit a home run, Posada hit a home run, and Ramiro Pena had a two-run single. The Yanks knocked Rangers starter Rusty Harden (I think his name is Rusty) out of the game in the fourth. Cano had a sac-fly. Teixeira also looks to be on the verge of waking up. A home run today, an RBI single yesterday, and most of his outs were hard hit balls that didn't find holes. Eventually, that will change.

The Bad

Swish looked like he's been pressing a bit the last couple games. He came up twice today and swung at the first pitch just to record an out. Not good. Cano hasn't looked great himself the past couple games. A sac-fly is an RBI, but I'd like to see some more hits in these situations.

The Ugly

Joe West may have a point. Today the Yankees on numerous occassions hit foul balls out of the park, forcing the umps to waste time getting fresh balls from the ball boys. Also, and I don't know if you ever noticed this, but every time a Yankee pitcher enters the game, he walks to the mound and throws eight pitches before he'll even let the batter step in the box. It's just a waste of time.

The Hits Keep Coming

Posada and Teixeira both had home runs today. Awesome.

Posada 3hr = $3
Granderson 2hr = $2
Cano 4hr = $4
Swisher 1hr = $1
Jeter 3hr = $3
Johnson 1hr = $1
Rodriguez 1hr = $1
Teixeira 1hr = $1
Total = $16


lady gaganonymous said...

Mmm Pettitte was so so so good today after looking really bad early.

Rich Mahogany said...

That's because Andy is a gritty gutty gamer (the rare Triple G). He couldn't miss the pitching party started by CC and AJ.

It's a cliche that Pettitte can pitch a quality game without his best stuff, but it's a true cliche. That kind of game could have been called "vintage Pettitte" seven years ago.