Sunday, May 22, 2011

Yanks Even Series

The Good

Everyone on the team hit a home run. Twice. Burnett didn't implode in the first, and gave the team 6.1 innings, allowing only three runs.

The Bad

Only one Yankee run was scored without a home run. But is that the Yankees' fault or Capuano's? It seems to me it's Capuano's.

The Ugly

The Yankees are no national league offense. They don't manufacture runs, they collateralize pitch obligations. Many Mets, accustomed to a very different style of baseball in the NL, were caught off-guard by the Yankee onslaught.

"When they hit that first ball over the wall, I was all, 'well I'm not getting it,'" explained Mets center fielder Jason Pridie. "But nobody goes and gets it. I guess they call it a home . . . a home . . . a home something. I guess because if you hit one at home you don't have to get the ball? Maybe that's why they keep doing it. When I saw the ball go over the wall in the second, I figured the game was over. Turns out it was."

Getting Paid, Getting Paid

Martin, Teixeira, Granderson, and Rodriguez all had homers, as did the entire 40 man roster. $8 more for the kids.

Mark Teixeira 12hr = $24
Curtis Granderson 15hr = $30
Russell Martin 9hr = $18
Alex Rodriguez 9hr = $18
Jorge Posada 6hr = $12
Robinson Cano 9hr = $18
Andruw Jones 1hr = $2
Brett Gardner 3hr = $6
Nick Swisher 2hr = $4
Derek Jeter 2hr = $4
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $2
Eduardo Nunez 1hr = $2
Total = $140

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