Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sabathia Works Magic

The Good

Sabathia's final line was good, but confusing. He allowed 2 runs, over 6 innings, but he kept you on the edge of your seat all game, because he always seemed to be in trouble, a byproduct of allowing 10 hits and 2 walks in 6 innings. But along with that came 10 strikeouts, some of them coming in key situations so over all its good. Also good, our bullpen did not implode. Mariano locked down the save, and Soriano did not give up the lead. Wade got his out but put two on for Logan who got a pair of strikeouts with bases loaded to end the 7th inning.

Eric Chavez went 2-3 knocking in a couple runs, and Cervelli hit a homerun. Swisher went 3-3 with a walk continuing his surge.

The Bad

After scratching the surface of .300, Jeter is now down to a paltry .293 after an 0-5 night. Some blame the ball that went off his knee, but we know better. Jeter is feeling sad about his split from Friday Night Lights star Michael B. Jordan. "Back when I was dating Minka, I'd hang out with Michael. He played Wallace in The Wire, one of the best characters of the first season. Now that I'm not with Minka anymore, we don't hang out. Good guy. I'll have to settle with hanging out with the other Michael Jordan. I don't even like Hanes."

The Ugly

Things got heated in yesterdays game. It all started when Granderson was hit in the hand but it was ruled that it hit the bat by the homeplate umpire. Sabathia retaliated with a plunking of Jacoby Ellsbury. Then after Cervelli hit his homerun, Lackey plunked him in the back. Benches cleared, Cervelli had some words, Rothschild got ejected, and the game continued. Later Saltalamacchia, swung into a pitch that hit him in the arm, and the umpire rewarded him a hit-by-pitch. Girardi came out to argue and got tossed. It was pretty clear that Saltalamacchia swung at the pitch, but umpires have a tough job of watching the game a few feet away from the action and reporting what they see so we have to forgive them.

Adrenaline Fueled Charity!

Cervelli hit a homerun, his second jack of the season. That's $2 for the babies at the Children's Health Fund.

Mark Teixeira 35hr = $70
Curtis Granderson 38hr = $76
Russell Martin 17hr = $34
Alex Rodriguez 14hr = $28
Jorge Posada 12hr = $24
Robinson Cano 23hr = $46
Andruw Jones 11hr = $22
Brett Gardner 5hr = $10
Nick Swisher 21hr = $42
Derek Jeter 4hr = $8
Francisco Cervelli 2hr = $4
Eduardo Nunez 4hr = $8
Ramiro Pena 1hr = $2
Eric Chavez 1hr = $2
Total = $376


Anonymous said...

Have we broken the spell? I think it all depends on whether we win this series.

Rich Mahogany said...

Forget about the pitching, I want to know about the magic. What tricks did Sabathia perform? Your headline is a tease.