Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Yankees in the Driver's Seat

The Good

Jorge Posada can still hit. That 10th inning home run went deep, so deep, so deep, put Tampa Bay to sleep. Today was a good day. Mid 90s Ice Cube references are also good. We don't have a 'The Spectacular' section, but if we did, it would be all about Greg Golson's throw from right field to nab Carl Crawford at third to end the game. The best part was, I'm pretty sure Crawford was crying.

The Bad

Poor Ivan Nova. The young pitcher did what young pitcher's do, he got flustered once he started putting men on base in the fifth. This is a natural part of a pitcher's development, and his first four innings of work should give anyone a lot of confidence in this young man's future. But last night, in the fifth, he was bad.

The Ugly

For the second night in a row, a third out was made at third base. When asked about his mistake, Crawford responded, "At least I'm not afraid of wasps," a clear shot at Brett Gardner.

When Gardner was told about Crawford's comment, he responded sharply. "He's just upset because my speed and skills in the outfield basically mean the Yankees aren't going to bother to sign him anymore. He just wishes he could make the third out at third base for the Yankees, and not the Rays." Ouch.

When Crawford was told about Gardner's response, he was all, "Oh yeah?!" When a member of the media responded, "Yeah," Crawford quickly turned around and bolted out of the clubhouse. We would've given chase but he's pretty fast and we're pretty out of shape.

Bombers Allowed to Take Off in Dome

The Yankees finally hit some home runs. Cano, A-Rod, and Posada each had one.

Posada 18hr = $36
Granderson 17hr = $34
Cano 27hr = $54
Swisher 26hr = $52
Jeter 10hr = $20
Johnson 2hr = $4
Rodriguez 23hr = $46
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 = $354


Fernando Alejandro said...

This series is proving to be exciting.

Rich Mahogany said...

I still can't believe that Golson throw.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

That throw was unbelievable. In fact, the Rays are contesting the official result on account of not believing that throw was real.

Uncle Mike said...

Maybe Gardner should've pulled a Patrick Roy and told Crawford, "I can't hear you, I've got a World Series ring in my ear."

Fernando Alejandro said...

I wonder who would win in a foot race?