Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Blanked By Kansas

The Good

Despite being in the top 1%, not a single Yankees player stole your pension last night.  I double-checked.

The Bad

We could look at the numbers: 21 men left on base, 11 strikeouts, 0 runs scored, 6 runs allowed, 1 giant loss against a team that will likely earn a top draft pick due to their inability to win games, but looking at the numbers just tells part of the story...

The Ugly

The other part of the story is just how sad this team looks.  The collective team is not hitting, and when they do hit, it's when no one is on base.  The pitching staff is allowing a lot of runs, and Sabathia and Pettitte cannot be expected to carry this team.  I don't know what it is, but since last year this team has struggled with men in scoring position.  Its like the team collectively wets themselves when there's someone standing at third.  Its embarrasing to watch.  We have the tools, but until Granderson, A-Rod and Teixeira start hitting like their capable, we won't be seeing a lot of progress.  I mean our best hitter right now is Raul Ibanez, and he was supposed to be a supplementary player.  Our offense can't be built off of him.

When it Rains it Pours

A loss is a loss, but its an even greater loss when there's no homeruns hit to benefit the children.

Raul Ibanez 9hr = $18
Nick Swisher 7hr = $14
Andruw Jones 4hr = $8
Derek Jeter 5hr = $10
Curtis Granderson 13hr = $26
Alex Rodriguez 5hr = $10
Robinson Cano 4hr = $8
Mark Teixeira 5hr = $10
Eric Chavez 3hr = $6
Russell Martin 4hr = $8
Jayson Nix 2hr = $4

Total 61hr = $122

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