The Yanks turned a triple-play and Sabathia gave the bullpen a day off. Also, the game was over in about 2:10, decidedly unembarrassing and unpathetic. Lastly, Johnson started a game at first and he's still in one piece. I know I'm not the only one who lost money on that one.
Two runs? That's bad. Sabathia's control was bad. And the strike zone wasn't exactly good. Particularly for Sabathia. I also don't quite understand pinch hitting Curtis Granderson in the sixth, but not pinch hitting Posada. To begin with, Thames, for whom Granderson pinch hit, was one of the few Yankees who'd done anything to that point. If you're going with offensive replacements, go for broke. Put your best offense out there.
When Braden walked off the field at the end of the sixth, he was yelling something at A-Rod. RJG was able to obtain a transcript:
Braden: How could you only muster one hit against us and no RBIs?! You're killing my fantasy team! Killing! My fantasy team is dying! Dying from A-Rod!
A-Rod: Who are you? Oh, wait. Are you the guy who parked my car? I didn't know you pitched.
Braden: You'll pay for this, A-Rod! Pay!
A-Rod: Will ten bucks cover it?
Braden: Actually, yeah. They don't pay us much here and my tank's on empty.
The Silver Lining
Teixeira and Thames both hit home runs today. At the same time. It was impressive.
Posada 3hr = $3
Granderson 2hr = $2
Cano 4hr = $4
Swisher 1hr = $1
Jeter 3hr = $3
Johnson 1hr = $1
Rodriguez 2hr = $2
Teixeira 2hr = $2
Thames 1hr = $1
Total = $19