Monday, June 17, 2013

Yankees Leave With a Win

The Good

Sunday was a tense victory for the Yankees, but was nonetheless a win.   Sabathia looked good giving 8 innings of 2-run ball.  Hafner hit a 3-run homerun, and Jayson Nix went 3-4 with a run batted in.  The offense came alive just enough to pad the lead out of reach for the Angels.

The tensest moment came when Albert Pujols came up to bat against Mariano Rivera in the 9th.  Bases loaded 2-outs, a hit would win the game for the Angels, and an out would secure the game for the Yankees.  The greatest hitter of our generation against the greatest closer of our generation.  As the Joker would say, an unstoppable force meets an immovable object.  However, an immovable object can strike out, as it did on 3 unstoppable pitches from Mariano Rivera. 

The Bad

Mark Teixeira came out of the game on Saturday because his wrist was inflammed.  It apparently hasn't been right since he's been back, but he's been battling through it.  It certainly explains his .151 average.

The Ugly

Unable to win on hits, the Yankees turned to their legs on Saturday.  The Yankees stole 4 bases on Saturday, and it almost worked.  Ichiro had stolen second, and then stole third with no outs.  A hit, a sac fly, a ground ball, a well placed bunt would have brought him home.  However, the next 3 batters Thomas Neal, Reid Brignac, and Chris Stewart all struck out.  Failing to bring someone home from third with no outs is unforgivable.  Even for this offense.

Another Weekend Another Dollar

Well, two dollars to be exact.  The Yankees managed to hit one homerun over the weekend.

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

Total 69 hrs = $138


Rich Mahogany said...

If Ichiro really cared about this team, he would have stolen home too. He had a better chance of stealing home than any of those guys putting the ball in play.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I agree fully Rich. Why steal second and third and stop there? It's like driving to McDonald's and ordering your food, but never picking it up.

Anonymous said...

Reading about the Yankees is like reading about a strange team from a strange city somewhere in the universe. Who is Reid Brignac?

Rich Mahogany said...

Anonymous is right, except I'd say it's like reading about a strange minor league team.

Fernando Alejandro said...

And not a good minor league team.