Thursday, August 4, 2011

What's Andy Pettitte Up To?

The Good

Yankee offense broke out for 18 runs last night, 10 against Chicago starter Gavin Floyd. The top of the lineup represented well in the offensive outbreak with Gardner going 3-5, Jeter going 5-6, and Granderson going 4-5. Granderson drove in 5 runs without the advent of a homerun. Luckily, Cano and Chavez hit homeruns to compensate, Chavez' being his first of the season, and first of his Yankees career.

Also good, our bullpen. Soriano got in and didn't give up our 11 run lead. Ayala and Wade were as usual.

The Bad

Teixeira only had one hit, and it was a triple. Just watching Teixeira leg out a triple is exhausting, I can only imagine having to be him and actually move that large frame of his around the bases. I suspect he'll be tired today, and that's bad.

The Ugly

In a game where you score 13 runs in 3 innings, its really on your starting pitcher to use the breathing room to be aggressive and get some outs. Burnett instead gave up 7 runs in the 4th before he got yanked. We need a number 2 starter, and we have a cast of 3 and 4's. That's good enough to win some games in the season, but not good enough to win in a playoff series. So my question is, what's Andy Pettitte up to?

Hit 'em High!

That's what Cano and Chavez did to net $4 for the babies at the Children's Health Fund. That's the first contribution of the season for Eric Chavez.

Mark Teixeira 31hr = $62
Curtis Granderson 28hr = $56
Russell Martin 11hr = $22
Alex Rodriguez 13hr = $26
Jorge Posada 9hr = $18
Robinson Cano 17hr = $34
Andruw Jones 6hr = $12
Brett Gardner 4hr = $8
Nick Swisher 14hr = $28
Derek Jeter 4hr = $8
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $2
Eduardo Nunez 3hr = $6
Ramiro Pena 1hr = $2
Eric Chavez 1hr = $2
Total = $286

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