Thursday, August 19, 2010

Yanks Take Series from Detroit

The Good

There was the nine run sixth for one. As a team, the Yankees hit for the cycle (I didn't know you could do this as a team effort) and Cano was just a triple shy of one himself. Hughes didn't go long, but pitched an effective five innings, allowing only two runs.

The Bad

Mitre gave up three runs in three innings. That's almost a run an inning. Unacceptable.

The Ugly

Today's game was a day game, which I didn't find out until the game was already in the ninth inning. No one in the Yankees organization even bothered to call me about the game time. This really is a much less classy operation now that the Boss is gone. You'll pay for this Yankees front office!

Doncha Know?

Cano had the only home run for the Yankees, a nine run shot in the sixth. At least that's how the official score keeper called it after Cano paid him a "friendly" visit. I'm not putting friendly in quotation marks. Cano made the quotation marks gesture when he explained the nature of his visit to the official scorer's booth to the press corp.

Posada 13hr = $26
Granderson 13hr = $26
Cano 24hr = $48
Swisher 22hr = $44
Jeter 9hr = $18
Johnson 2hr = $4
Rodriguez 21hr = $42
Teixeira 27hr = $54
Thames 4hr = $8
Gardner 5hr = $10
Winn 1hr = $2
Miranda 3hr = $6
Curtis 1hr = $1
Kearns 1hr = $1
Total = $292


Rob B said...

Correction: Hughes actually pitched 6 innings, and could have gone 7 if not for the 30+ minute length of the bottom of the 6th.

And do you know why Cano hit the HR? He was doing it to show up Jeter. There is no other reason for Cano to hit the ball into Monument Park other than to show Jeter he could hit it farther.

You know it's true.

hunter said...

The good gets better! Hughes actually pitched 6 innings giving up only 2 runs

Rich Mahogany said...

This is not the sort of eagle-eyed sports reporting I expect from RJG. Please let your readers know when you have made your formal apology to Phil Hughes. I hope for your sake he is forgiving enough to accept it.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

You are all right. I have owned up to our mistake in an open letter of apology.