Monday, September 6, 2010

Hughes Bites the Hand that Feeds Him

The Good

In his first game back, A-Rod went two for five, with one RBI. The bullpen pitched decently as well, even though there was no real reason to try, seeing as Hughes had already sunk us with his best AJ Burnett impression.

The Bad

Phil Hughes allowed three home runs and six total runs in six innings of work. Clearly, Hughes has lost his way. That said, this year is like a college internship for Hughes: It's just good experience. By next year he should have that change-up that he supposedly developed in spring training and served as the ostensible reason for him getting the fifth starter spot over Joba. For now, what's important is that he can put this on his resume and it will look good to employers.

The Ugly

The Yankees had a heated, behind-closed-doors, clubhouse meeting after the embarrassing loss. Many angry accusations were bandied about, but it was ultimately decided that the Godfather II is better than the Godfather.

How Many Home Runs Must a Slugger Hit Before You Can Call Him a Slugger?

Probably more than zero, which is how many the Yankees had yesterday as a team.

Posada 17hr = $34
Granderson 17hr = $34
Cano 26hr = $52
Swisher 25hr = $50
Jeter 10hr = $20
Johnson 2hr = $4
Rodriguez 21hr = $42
Teixeira 30hr = $60
Thames 11hr = $22
Gardner 5hr = $10
Winn 1hr = $2
Miranda 3hr = $6
Curtis 1hr = $2
Kearns 2hr = $4
Nunez 1hr = $2
Total = $344

1 comment:

Fernando Alejandro said...

At least Godfather III wasn't part of the discustion.