Friday, September 14, 2012

Did We Just Win a Game With Pitching?

The Good

The Yankees did something they haven't done all season: win a game with superior pitching.  Hughes pitched 7.1 shutout innings, striking out 7 in the process.  Never mind the fact that the Red Sox team roster currently looks more like a roster from the Dominican Winter Leagues than a big league roster.  We still out pitched them.  Jeter hit bloop RBI single, and then hobbled to first showing just how gangster he really is.

The Bad

The Yankees may now get it into their heads that they can win with pitching alone.  I mean after all, its not like they've been hitting of late, and when they have, they haven't been winning.  This delusion could cost the Yankees the rest of their season as they begin focusing on pitching well instead of hitting homeruns, which is really the only strategy that works for them.

The Ugly

The Orioles won again keeping us in a two-way tie.  Its a matter of who blinks first, and the truth is, the Orioles are surging while the Yankees are fading, which doesn't bode well for the Yankees.  As long as Jeter limps up to the plate, there's still hope.

The Poor

Clean hits, and good strategy won the game yesterday, leaving little room for big homeruns, and charitable donations.  No money for the kiddos yesterday.

Raul Ibanez 15hr = $30
Nick Swisher 20hr = $40
Andruw Jones 13hr = $26
Derek Jeter 15hr = $30
Curtis Granderson 37hr = $74
Alex Rodriguez 17hr = $34
Robinson Cano 30hr = $60
Mark Teixeira 23hr = $46
Eric Chavez 13hr = $26
Russell Martin 16hr = $32
Jayson Nix 5hr = $10
Dewayne Wise 3hr = $6
Chris Stewart 1hr = $2
Ichiro Suzuki 3hr = $6
Casey McGehee 1hr = $2
Steve Pearce 1hr = $2  
Total 213 hr = $426

2 comments:

Uncle Mike said...

Nobody ever won a game with pitching. Every baseball game that's ever been won has been won by outscoring the opposition, by beating the other team's pitching better than it beats yours. Defense doesn't win championships: It gives your offense the chance to win.

That said, Hughes was great last night.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Agreed on all counts!