Monday, June 10, 2013

Yankees Take The Weekend

The Good

Our pitching.  Andy Pettitte rolled up into Seattle and pitched like a boss.  7.1 innings, 1 run, and nothing but despair in the hearts of the Mariners lineup.  David Phelps threw 6 innings of 1 run ball last night proving to himself and others that he can indeed take Hughes spot when he leaves at the end of the year.

Also good, Brett Gardner.  Gardner had 8 hits in 13 at bats over the weekend including 4 doubles and stole a base.  Chris Stewart was the hero of the weekend however with a ninth inning go-ahead single last night.  Although Lyle Overbay was on the bench, Girardi stuck with Stewart because of his belief that catchers are superior to humans in general.

The Bad

Kuroda gave up 4 runs in the Friday game, leading us to a loss against Bonderman.  This is the same Bonderman that gave up 7 runs in his last outing.  Come on Kuroda!

The Ugly

Wells and Youkilis.  I know that Wells was raking early on in the season, and Youkilis has moments where he really squares up the ball well, but right now they are both awful.  Through this weekend, Wells is hitting .238 and Youkilis is at .239.  Wells' magic seems to have worn off, but at least he's been healthy, unlike Youkilis.  It might still be too early to judge, but at some point the Youkilis deal may have to go down as a bust.  For our sake, I'm hoping Youkilis heats up with the summer, and Wells gets that pixy dust going again.

Wins Save Babies?

No.  Homeruns do, and the Yankees hit none all weekend.  That's $0 for the babies. 

Travis Hafner 10hr = $20
Vernon Wells 10hr = $20
Brett Gardner 6hr = $12
Kevin Youkilis 2hr = $4
Jayson Nix 1hr = $2
Robinson Cano 15hr = $30
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 67 hrs = $134


Rich Mahogany said...

It was an especially good day for Pettitte. He earned his 250th win and his son was drafted by the Yankees.

Pettitte and Rivera have now combined for 71 wins and saves. I think we're entering "records that will never be broken" territory. How many starter/closer combinations stay with the same team and pitch so effectively for so long?

It's hard to believe the Yankees continue to win despite scoring so few runs. I'm being repetitive, but this is getting crazy. On the other hand, the old saying is pitching wins championships, and the pitching looks very good. We may even get Pineda in the rotation.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Yeah, it's hard enough to get two major league caliber players to come up through the same farm system, much less have them stay on the same team long enough to record that many wins and saves together. I have to think Rivera's saves record will go untouched as well.

I'm still not ready to get my hopes up about Pineda. When we signed him, he was still an unexperienced pitcher with a good arm, who had the potential to develop into a great pitcher. We're now looking at an unexperienced pitcher with a surgically repaired shoulder, who hasn't pitched in more than a year. He could still be something, but we'll have to wait and see.