Saturday, May 15, 2010

Gardenhire Does His Best Girardi Impression . . . And It's Pretty Good!

The Good

The Yankees won a game against an opponent. AJ worked 6.2 innings without his best stuff. A-Rod hit a game winning grand slam. Also, Gardenhire managed the Twins.

The Bad

Girardi still seems to think Marte can pitch to live hitters. Marte should probably stick to warming up in the bullpen, which I can only assume he excels at. He clearly does not excel at getting runners out, so the quality of his bullpens is the only conceivable reason for his still being on the team.

The Ugly

After A-Rod hit his grand slam and rounded the bases, the fans wanted a curtain call. That's good, right? Well, it would've been, except that instead of running to the top step of the dugout and giving a hearty wave, A-Rod ran out onto the field, pushed Minnesota pitcher Matt Guerrier off the mound, stomped on the mound, ran another victory lap around the bases, jumped into the YES Network camera well, grabbed Kim Jones's microphone, told Gardenhire, "Nice walk. Suck it!" then threw a photographer's camera onto the field, ran into the visiting dugout, peed in it, then waved to the crowd.

The Constant Gardner

Gardner hit his second home run of the season, just to have A-Rod steal his shine. Oh well.

Posada 5hr = $10
Granderson 2hr = $4
Cano 9hr = $18
Swisher 7hr = $14
Jeter 4hr = $8
Johnson 2hr = $4
Rodriguez 4hr = $8
Teixeira 6hr = $12
Thames 1hr = $2
Gardner 2hr = $4
Winn 1hr = $2
Total = $86


Fernando Alejandro said...

Well that A-rod curtain call really continued to escalate. Well done sir.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

He may have let it go to his head.

lady gaganonymous said...

Another negative: A-Rod had the nerve to hit his grand slam in the bottom of the seventh, not the bottom of the ninth, depriving the fans of a walk-off. BOO!!!!

Anonymous said...

He's ruined the game.
Now even Joba is doing that fist pump ARod taught him, just to put the final nails in the coffin.

Anonymous said...

Now that, thanks to Arod, baseball is destroyed (and we're between innings), I've decided i have no choice ut to become a soccer hooligan.
If I can't have the love of my life, I may as well go all the way and become Eurotrash.
(Robertson pitched out of a jam. The end is near.)

lady gaganonymous said...

Robertson pitched out of a jam. The end is near.

Twins beat the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mitre was great. Winn was an offensive hero. Robertson pitched out of a jam. Mariano Rivera walked in a run (though he got hella squeezed, check Pitch F/X) and gave up a grand slam. I think we can all say today was Bizarro Day and move on.