Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Yanks Sweep

The Good

The Yankees swept the Os behind a strong 5 inning performance from Andy Pettitte, who allowed only one run. Nick Johnson hit a home run and a double. Nick Swisher hit a home run too, making it a day for Nicks everywhere.

The Bad

Pettitte left the game after 5, having only thrown 77 pitches. He was not particularly sharp today, but it is not clear yet why he left the game. We caught up with Andy to talk about his command after he came out.

"My command was actually good today," explained Pettitte. "It's just that, today, I kind of felt like pitching from the stretch. They'll only let you do that if there are men on base, so I put men on base, and then pitched from the stretch. When Joe found out what I was doing he told me to sit in the clubhouse and think about what I did. I've been thinking about it, and man, it was awesome."

The Ugly

Dave Robertson just wants so badly to live in Scranton again. He came in today and gave up consecutive home runs. I don't really remember who hit them but they were both Orioles so that is not acceptable. Logan didn't pitch pretty, but the difference is this: Robertson doesn't challenge hitters, and he misses over the plate. Logan, despite his fastball, doesn't really challenge hitters, but misses off the plate. As a counter example you have Ace, who got the final out of the ninth. He neither misses, nor fails to challenge hitters, even though his stuff is hardly overpowering. The combination of four different pitches and control, however, make up for that.

Power Has Been Restored

Both Nicks had home runs today. Coincidence? [Ominous music playing]

Posada 5hr = $5
Granderson 2hr = $2
Cano 9hr = $9
Swisher 5hr = $5
Jeter 4hr = $4
Johnson 2hr = $2
Rodriguez 2hr = $2
Teixeira 2hr = $2
Thames 1hr = $1
Gardner 1hr = $1
Winn 1hr = $1
Total = $34


Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Marc Carig of the Star Ledger is reporting that Pettitte had stiffness in his forearm, first felt when he pitched against Chicago, and is being sent for an MRI. (Tweet 1, Tweet 2, Tweet 3).

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Fernando Alejandro said...

"...and man, it was awesome." That's the best quote ever.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

If only that had been the reals story of why he exited in the fifth . . .

Anonymous said...

Logan reminds me of Farnsworth. Only less serial killer-esque

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

But does that make him more serial killer-esque? It's always the ones you least expect.

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