Friday, May 7, 2010

Yanks Win, Cano and Johnson Possibly Injured

The Good

The Yanks scored 10 runs, nine off Beckett. Swisher had a three run home run to center. Hughes went seven, allowing only two runs.

The Bad

After Beckett hit two of our guys, no Red Sox hitters were plunked. That's bulls--t. Sad performance all around from the pitchers. Also, why is Robertson still in our bullpen? Does he understand his role to be to give other teams hope when they're down? Cano was hit on the knee, and will likely be day to day. This is an injury much like the one Posada suffered at the hands of Jeremie Guthrie. Should be a couple days before we see him again.

The Ugly

Nick Johnson has injured his wrist. This guy managed to get hurt while not playing the field and not ever swinging his bat. We caught up with Nick to find out how he got hurt.

"I was walking to first base recently," said Johnson, "When suddenly, I felt a sharp pain in my wrist. I doubled over and grabbed my wrist, writhing in pain on the base path. I think my batting gloves were on too tight, or I slept on it wrong. It's hard to tell. An injury like this could really happen to anyone."

Oops, He Did It Again

Swish had a deep home run to center, which he had promised to a sick child while visiting a children's hospital in Boston earlier that day (not making this up).

Posada 5hr = $5
Granderson 2hr = $2
Cano 9hr = $9
Swisher 6hr = $6
Jeter 4hr = $4
Johnson 2hr = $2
Rodriguez 2hr = $2
Teixeira 2hr = $2
Thames 1hr = $1
Gardner 1hr = $1
Winn 1hr = $1
Total = $35


mike f said...

i wouldn't be surprised if we never saw NJ again this year- and I wouldn't care. it was an awful signing. one of Cashman's worst. the fact that it's a wrist thing considering his history of a bad wrist makes it doubly bad. cool about swish-- ( i wonder if all baseball players promise home runs to sick kids...) jus sayin'

Jon Roberts said...

I hate Josh Beckett. I hope that new contract is nothing but a waste of money and a roster spot. Someone in red needs to be hit. I hope Girardi was just saving it for a veteran with a plus fastball.

lady gaganonymous said...

Actually the NJ signing was quite good, considering that we got a guy who had an OBP damn near .400 even in the middle of a HORRIFIC slump in front of two of the better hitters in baseball (who haven't really woken up yet). The injury risk was the worst part of it.

Pardon my French but what the fuck is wrong with Beckett. He completely fell apart in the sixth and he didn't even seem to care. Yeah, come up and in on a 3-2 count to the backup catcher, you douchebag. You're really tough and awesome. The REALLY weird thing was that he looked kind of amazing at the beginning of the game. EVERYONE was freaking out after the first two innings. Like, sobbing about Game 6 of the 2003 World Series. And then he just completely fell apart.

Hughes rules.

Fred Trigger said...

Not gonna lie, but I barely watched the game since the Bruins were on. We were kind of switching between the Sox game and the hockey game. When we switched back to hockey during the 3rd period, it was the 5 inning and it was 3-2 yanks. At the end of regulation, we switched back and it wsa 9-2 and just starting the 6th. What the heck is going on with the Sox? They are getting their asses handed to them by good teams. This might be their yankees of 08 season.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

I understand the frustration, Mike, but no way NJ is worse than Pavano. They both had potential upside, but at least we're only on the hook for one year with NJ, and at nominal costs.

I think the only reason no BoSox were hit last night was because there were no great opportunities. Generally, you want to get the first two guys out, then hit someone, then go for the third out. But Hughes put men on in the seventh. Robertson did so because that's what he does, and Boone Logan also ended up with a base runner. That's my theory. We'll see what happens today.

Beckett was throwing in the entire time the bases were loaded with no semblance of control. I still think the HBPs were intentional, or at least reckless enough where its the same thing. If you can't locate your pitches, why are you going inside with the bases loaded? Because you don't care if you hit someone. He's a real piece of shit. French is such a beautiful language, no?

While it is still early, this could be the Sox's '08. That said, they did play well against the Angels. The Angels aren't great, but they beat us and are a legit playoff contender (tho largely b/c of their division). The thing that may hurt the BoSox is that they can't just be better than good teams in the West and Central, they have to match up to the Yanks and Rays. That's a tall order.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

You know what's interesting about this BoSox team so far? For years Boston fans have been telling us New York fans that our team is so old, but age caught up with their supposedly young team before us. That's not to say we'll never age out, or won't later this year for that matter, but we haven't done it yet. Boston's reliance on players like Ortiz, Lowell, Wakefield, Varitek, has really come back to bite them.

Jon Roberts said...

I don't think it will be their 08. The Yankees were a decent team in 08. The redsox are more like a pile of compost. They might turn into something useful eventually, but right now they're a pile of stinking rot. Which is nice.

Rich Mahogany said...

Agreed that Beckett is absolute garbage. The most detestable player in baseball.

Fred Trigger said...

My goodness, I didn't realize beckett was so hated. I mean, I think he is kind of an arrogant ass at times, but I think Papelbon is more of a douche.

lady gaganonymous said...

Fred, I know you're a Sox fan. I HAAAATE Beckett. I just HAAAATE Papelbon worse. Other than Schilling, though, the other Red Sox aren't THAT detestable. Oh, and Theo.

Though I'm irrationally starting to dislike Beltre's face. He always looks like he's smelling something bad.

Fred Trigger said...

You know who's awesome, even though he is cocky? Pedrioa. Cmon, how can you not laugh at this quote, regarding Ortiz struggles: "He's had 60-something at-bats. A couple years ago I had 60 at-bats I was hitting .170 and everyone was ready to kill me too," Pedroia said. "What happened? [Pause] Laser show. So, relax." That quote makes me laugh.

lady gaganonymous said...

I actually like Pedroia about as much as I can like a member of the Red Sox. The whole GRITTY SCRAPPY thing is annoying, but he's hilarious. Did you actually see his delivery of that quote? It was FREAKING PRICELESS. Like, he needs a comedy show on NESN when he retires or something (he may have that already, I don't have NESN programming, though I do know there's a dating show for Sox fans called Sox Appeal).

Plus, I'm 4'11" so I must support my fellow short people.

Fred Trigger said...

I hate sox appeal. I would fail that show in an instant, because the female would be trying to talk and I would be too busy paying attention to the game that I would be watching FROM THE MONSTER SEATS. If they had any real baseball fans for that show, it would fail, because no human in their right mind would be focused on a date.

4' 11'', eh? Pedrioa is a giant compared to you, at a generous 5'8''.