Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pettitte Can't Face Former Team

The Good

Gardner, Cano, and Wells continue to hit well of late with Gardner's average slowly climbing, and Cano and Wells maintaining themselves above .300.  Austin Romine and Vidal Nuno got to make their season debuts, which is good for them I suppose.

The Bad

It was a rough debut for Austin Romine.  With Pettitte forgetting how the cutter grip works, Romine could not steer the big league veteran correctly.  "It was new ground for me."  Explained Romine.  "I mean, as a minor league catcher I'm used to pitchers not having all their pitches, but minor league pitchers only have one pitch to begin with, a fastball.  When they throw it in the dirt they call it a sinker, and when they ask the umpire for a new baseball, they call it a changeup.  One guy used to punch the baseball to me, and called it a knuckleball.  That's what I typically deal with in the minors."

The Ugly

Pettitte just didn't have it against his former team.  4.1 innings, 7 runs off 10 hits just isn't pretty.  "You have to hand it to them."  Said Pettitte after the game.  "That lineup has guys like Greg, and Mike, and Jim.  How can you compete with that?"  When told there wasn't a single player in the Astro's lineup with any of those names Pettitte responded.  "What are you talking about?  Greg, Mike and Jim, their scouting report says they can only hit cutters so I shouldn't throw any...Oh wait a second, I've been tricked!  Clemens reveal yourself!!"

Oh Well

10 runs were scored yesterday, but only 1 by the Yankees, and not by way of the long ball.  0 homeruns = $0 for the Children's Health Fund.

Travis Hafner 6hr = $12
Vernon Wells 6hr = $12
Brett Gardner 3hr = $6
Kevin Youkilis 2hr = $4
Jayson Nix 1hr = $2
Robinson Cano 7hr = $14
Ichiro Suzuki 1hr = $2
Lyle Overbay 3hr = $6
Brennan Boesch 2hr = $4
Francisco Cervelli 3hr = $6
Chris Stewart 1hr = $2

Total 35 hrs = $70

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