Monday, August 2, 2010

Rays Recap

The Good

Game 2. The Yankee bats got hot, and Teixeira, Swisher, and Cano all hit homeruns to put the Yankees ahead and win the game. Javy wasn't great, but 4 runs across 6.1 innings isn't terrible either.

The Bad

Game 1. Yankee bats were cold. Freezing. Just 4 hits. Hughes had a great game going but he made one mistake, which can't fully be considered a mistake. The pitch was up and in on Matt Joyce and he somehow managed to get enough lift on it to knock it out of the park. That pitch was at best a foul off pitch. Matt Joyce had to defy the laws of the natural world to put his matrix like swing on that pitch. It wasn't a bad pitch. However, it was a bad pitch in the sense that it wasn't where Posada asked for that pitch to be. So basically, Hughes missed his spot, he missed in a good place, but Matt Joyce is a ninja so it didn't matter.

The Ugly

Game 3. This game was humbling. It wasn't just that we scored no runs, it was how easily James Shield made pitching to our lineup look. He struck out eleven batters. Eleven! And some of those strikeouts made us look silly. Changeups tend to do that.

Respect Jeter's Gangster and the Children

4 homeruns this weekend, none of them reaching a milestone an exclusive milestone. But many thanks to Cano, Swisher (x2), and Teixeira for their homeruns! The children are ever grateful.

Posada 12hr = $24
Granderson 10hr = $20
Cano 21hr = $42
Swisher 20hr = $40
Jeter 9hr = $18
Johnson 2hr = $4
Rodriguez 15hr = $30
Teixeira 21hr = $42
Thames 3hr = $6
Gardner 5hr = $10
Winn 1hr = $2
Miranda 3hr = $6
Curtis 1hr = $1
Total = $240


Anonymous said...

"...but Matt Joyce is a ninja so it didn't matter."

I sometimes think all the Rays are...

Fernando Alejandro said...

That may be worth looking into.