Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Is That a Win I See?

The Good

The offense came alive last night, and the Yankees managed to hit their way to a win for the first time in recent memory.  Cano hit 2 homeruns, and Almonte drove in a pair of runs with a 3 hit game.  Even Vernon Wells, whose game play over the last couple months led me to believe that he had retired, got a couple hits. 

Also in the good category is 4 innings of scoreless relief from our bullpen, including a 3 strikeout inning out of Robertson.

Lastly, Pettitte surpassed Whitey Ford for most strikeouts in a Yankee uniform. 

The Bad

Unfortunately, Whitey Ford was not available to pitch last night, which could have spared us from Pettitte's 5 inning, 4 run effort. 

The Ugly

David Adams was an intriguing player early on in the season.  The rookie had some pop, and was getting some regular hits.  Lately however, the rookie has been exposed.  Major league baseball has figured out how to pitch to him, and the result was an 0-5 night that brought his average down to .178 for the season.  What's even worse is we don't really have better options to replace him with.  Here's hoping Almonte can keep hitting, and give us an American League version of Yasiel Puig.

Homeruns Since Last Updated

Last night there were 2 homeruns from Cano, and since the last homerun update, we've seen additional homeruns from Overbay, Suzuki, Nix, Gardner, and Hafner, all of which are heroes.  Not real heroes mind you, but heroes like people who recycle are heroes. 

Travis Hafner 12hr = $24
Vernon Wells 10hr = $20
Brett Gardner 7hr = $14
Kevin Youkilis 2hr = $4
Jayson Nix 2hr = $4
Robinson Cano 19hr = $38
Ichiro Suzuki 5hr = $10
Lyle Overbay 9hr = $18
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 83 hrs = $166

1 comment:

Rich Mahogany said...

The Yankees are heroes for recycling so many old and enfeebled players.