Monday, September 13, 2010

Yankees Swept by Texas

The Good

Future Yankee Cliff Lee pitched exceptionally well yesterday. Next season should be interesting. Future Pirate Dustin Moseley also pitched very well, though he had some bad luck in the seventh.

The Bad

Sweeps are rarely good. Unless you're a floor that is. If you're a floor and you get swept, that's cool. But if you're the $200M Yankees and you get swept by a potential play-off competitor, that's bad. I'll go with bad on this one.

The Ugly

The current health of the Yankees is ugly. It's nice to have guys like Ramiro Pena and Francisco Cervelli when you need to give one of the vets a day off. It's not nice when we have to rely on them on a regular basis. Brett Gardner has a sore wrist, Swisher has a sore knee, A-Rod is still coming back from that calf injury, Jeter can't hit, Posada has a concussion like state of something vague, and Pettitte is still pitching in AA Trenton. That the Yankees played as well as they did in the first two games says a lot about this team. Here's hoping they get healthy before October.

The Most Troubling Stat of Them All

Zero. That's the number of home runs we hit in the entire series. I could try to nice that all up for you, but I won't. I won't do you the indignity of trying to put a good face on that.

Posada 17hr = $34
Granderson 17hr = $34
Cano 26hr = $52
Swisher 26hr = $52
Jeter 10hr = $20
Johnson 2hr = $4
Rodriguez 22hr = $44
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 = $348

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