Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Yankees Not Liking Midwest Teams

The Good

Granderson went 3-3. I think that's the extent of good news from yesterdays game. Mitre pitched pretty good in relief of Vazquez, which is a good sign for our bullpen, but he is still Sergio Mitre, which is a bad sign for our bullpen. But in fairness, he has been better his last few outings.

The Bad

You know when you lose something and you just can't find it? You look everywhere but it seems to have just disappeared? That is what this offense is like. After hitting 5 homeruns a few nights back, the Yankees have gone on to score one run over the last two games. Not good.

The Ugly

Vazquez lasted 4 innings allowing 2 runs. With Pettitte having set backs in his rehab, we need Vazquez to step up, but all indications seem to suggest he's just not up for it.

You Know What Else Disappeared?

Hope. No homeruns, means no money for the sick children. If multi-million dollar contracts don't motivate you to swing your bats then maybe the children will!

Posada 13hr = $26
Granderson 11hr = $22
Cano 21hr = $42
Swisher 22hr = $44
Jeter 9hr = $18
Johnson 2hr = $4
Rodriguez 21hr = $42
Teixeira 26hr = $52
Thames 4hr = $8
Gardner 5hr = $10
Winn 1hr = $2
Miranda 3hr = $6
Curtis 1hr = $1
Kearns 1hr = $1
Total = $280


Jon Roberts said...

Is Vasquez secretly 65 or something? What is a "dead arm?" It's a pet peeve of mine that sports people still refer to injuries like that (in football it's a "stinger"). There must some real issue/injury going on. I get that managers and coaches aren't medical people, but couldn't ESPN find some crappy doctors who should be talking on t.v. instead of seeing patients? The team must have the players evaluated when all of sudden he looks like he's pitching in a beer gut league. If I sent a player to a doctor and he diagnosed "dead arm" I'd punch him in the face. /rant over

Rich Mahogany said...

You would try to punch the doctor in the face, but the doctor would laugh at your dead arm.

Rich Mahogany said...

Also, at least Vazquez didn't get his dead arm by repeatedly punching his father-in-law in the face.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Ouch. K-Rod ruined a good situation. Getting paid $11.5 million to close for a 3rd place team is pretty good. Now there's talks of voiding his contract. That's rough.

Jon, I hear you on the dead arm thing. But it is a convenient excuse when you need to explain why your pitcher sucks.