Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Does Our Future Look Bright?

The Good

The Yankees took 2 of 3 over the weekend to split the series with the Rays.  In that time, some amazing things happened.  Namely, Zoilo Almonte demonstrated that he could hit.  Now David Adams started off strong and then tapered off, so it's still too early to get excited, but Almonte hit 6-10 over the weekend, with a homerun, two doubles, and 4 RBI's.  It's refreshing to see someone hitting like they want to stay on the team.  Also good, Vernon Wells hit a clutch pinch hit double to drive in 3 runs and put the Yankees ahead in the 7th inning of Saturday's game.  Maybe that'll get him hitting again.

Nova made a solid start on Sunday going 6.2 innings of 3 run ball, but the offense didn't back him up.

The Bad

Sabathia took a win on Saturday despite giving up 5 runs over 7 innings.  I know he gets better as the weather warms up, but how long does he need to thaw?

The Ugly

I love Cano, but how is he hitting .276?  Has anyone reminded him that he's in a walk year?


That's the sound of Almonte's bat earning $2 for the kids.  At this stage, one homerun in a weekend is about what we can hope for.

Travis Hafner 11hr = $22
Vernon Wells 10hr = $20
Brett Gardner 6hr = $12
Kevin Youkilis 2hr = $4
Jayson Nix 1hr = $2
Robinson Cano 16hr = $32 
Ichiro Suzuki 2hr = $4 
Lyle Overbay 8hr = $16
Brennan Boesch 3hr = $6
Francisco Cervelli 3hr = $6
Chris Stewart 3hr = $6
Ben Francisco 1hr = $2
David Adams 2hr = $4
Curtis Granderson 1hr = $2

Mark Teixeira 3hr = $6
Zoilo Almonte 1hr = $2

Total 70 hrs = $140

1 comment:

Rich Mahogany said...

You guys need to get on the satellite phone with Bronny fast. His actions beg for explanation!