There were some good signs in today's game. For example, that Shawn Kelley guy pitched a perfect inning, and Francisco Cervelli drove in the only 2 Yankee runs of the game. Beyond that, I heard rumors that spring is around the corner.
I'm not saying that 8 hits, 4 walks, and 4 runs over 5 innings is something to be worried about out of Sabathia, but it certainly isn't a great way to start the inning. It was a positive sign that he struck out 5 guys.
Was it me or did this offense look an awful lot like last years offense? The only thing missing was the key ingredient to our success last year: homeruns. We got a lot of runners on today, but only got 2 home. Once again, our hitters looked helpless with runners in scoring position, resulting in 10 baserunners struggling to get around the bases. 3 strikeouts out of our number 2 spot in Nunez didn't help this equation. Neither did the fact that we had one extra base hit all day (a double from Youkilis).
It's just one game, so the good thing is, this could just be a localized event. Or it could be the portents of a long season.
RJG Is Always for the Children
Per usual the RJG blog has committed to providing $2 for every homerun hit to the Children's Health Fund as part of their Homerun Club. We would have loved to give some money to the children today, but the Yankees would have no part of it. 0 homeruns = $0.