Monday, September 19, 2011

Mo Breaks Record, Yanks Break Twins, Twins Break Burnett

The Good

I think the best part of this game was when the Yankee players sent Rivera back to the mound to receive his ovation. Rivera didn't really seem to know what to do, and it's refreshing to see that sort of discomfort with the spotlight from so dominant a professional athlete. Rivera is like the anti-Floyd Mayweather in that his least favorite topic of conversation seems to be himself.

The Bad

I realize it's a day game, but that park should've been fuller when Mo closed it out.

The Ugly

Let's give this one to Burnett, shall we? Though, perhaps Girardi still letting this guy pitch in the rotation is equally ugly. I realize Girardi may want to keep his starters fresh as we approach October, especially the AARP members, but still. Burnett is practically begging to be placed on the bench and he can't possibly be in contention for a postseason roster spot. At least we know Hughes can pitch out of the bullpen, Burnett gives us no such hope. Remember that train wreck I was telling you all about? Girardi seems to be the only one who doesn't see it.

We Should Just Call This 'The Granderson'

Curtis Granderson hit his 41st homer of the year, and is one shy of the Major League leader Jose Bautista. $2 more for the kids.

Mark Teixeira 37hr = $74
Curtis Granderson 41hr = $82
Russell Martin 17hr = $34
Alex Rodriguez 16hr = $32
Jorge Posada 12hr = $24
Robinson Cano 26hr = $52
Andruw Jones 11hr = $22
Brett Gardner 6hr = $12
Nick Swisher 23hr = $46
Derek Jeter 5hr = $10
Francisco Cervelli 3hr = $6
Eduardo Nunez 4hr = $8
Ramiro Pena 1hr = $2
Eric Chavez 2hr = $4
Jesus Montero 3hr = $6
Chris Dickerson 1hr = $2
Total = $422


Rich Mahogany said...

Meet the new AJ Pitching Mechanics, same as the old AJ Pitching Mechanics.

Hughes was supposed to pitch today but was scratched due to back spasms. So let's stop thinking about the rotation and start thinking about the Red Sox losing to the Orioles. They are now just 1.5 games up on the Rays.

Rich Mahogany said...

You also might want to consider moving AJ's performance to The Good. Without AJ's signature implosion, there would have been no save opportunity for Rivera.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

That is true! But most of his implosions don't lead to record breaking save situations, they lead to record breaking numbers of relievers used in a single game. Granted, Girardi's insistence on "mixing and matching" doesn't help, but still, it's mostly Burnett's fault!