Friday, July 5, 2013

Yankees Sweep Twins

The Good

The Yankees are doing its best zombie movie impression, by bringing its dead offense back to life.  One can only imagine that the success of World War Z is leading this new approach by the Yankees.  Yesterday, Ichiro was a homerun shy of hitting for the cycle, Wells had a couple hits and 3 runs driven in, Almonte got a couple hits as did new shortstop rental Luis Cruz.  It was pretty great to see the Yankees hitting like a big league ball club.

The Bad

Relief pitching was a little shaky yesterday.  Phelps came out of the game with 6.1 innings and 2 runs under his belt, but had left 2 runners on base.  Chamberlain came in and gave up a hit, allowing one run to score.  Then Logan came in and gave up another hit allowing the other run to score.  In the end, Phelps' pitched 6.1 innings of 4 run ball, which doesn't look good, considering that through 6 innings, he had given up 1 run.  He really pitched better than his line shows.

The Ugly

The Yankees swept Minnesota so we can't get too excited.  We did just get swept by the Orioles right before this, and that's the team we're facing next.  We'll see if we were witnessing a turn around against Minnesota, or just a flash in a pan.

So Much Offense!

But not a single homerun.  13 hits never felt so bitter for the kids at the Children's Health Fund.

Travis Hafner 12hr = $24
Vernon Wells 10hr = $20
Brett Gardner 7hr = $14
Kevin Youkilis 2hr = $4
Jayson Nix 2hr = $4
Robinson Cano 20hr = $40
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 84 hrs = $168


Uncle Mike said...

I'm sorry to say, but Joba needs to go. The experiment didn't fail, it was sabotaged.

I'm NOT sorry to say, but Logan needs to go, he's a BUM! He might be a decent guy, but he's SUCH a bum. If your sole purpose as a major leage pitcher is to get out lefty power hitters like Justin Morneau, Josh Hamilton and Prince Fielder, then what is he doing in the major leagues?

Back to good stuff: The Twins were only 6 games under .500 when the series started, so they're not a horrible team. Let's get some momentum going, and roast some Birds, and get those kids some home run money!

Fernando Alejandro said...

Yeah, relief pitching is so uncertain. If you're a good pitcher, you're either a starter or a closer. If you're in middle relief it's because you can't be trusted to start a game or finish one. That makes things rather uncertain in those 6-8 innings.

Here's hoping we can take the series from Baltimore. After the sweep last week, we need to start beating some AL East teams!