Monday, August 26, 2013

Tough Weekend in Tampa

The Good

The Yankees stole a game, literally, last night to avoid being swept in Tampa.  Soriano hit a double, and then stole third in the 11th inning, setting himself up for a sac fly that would be the difference in the game.  Sabathia and Nova gave us quality starts even though Nova put on a ton of base runners, and Sabathia took a loss.

The Bad

We dropped 2 of 3, with the offense going mostly cold those first two games.  The toughest part of this series is realizing that Tampa is a contender we need to beat, and it's not a good sign that they dominated us.  Luckily, we're playing Toronto again, so that should help us get some swagger back, and hopefully further our playoff push.

The Ugly

Kuroda gave up 7 runs in 6 innings.  He's easily been our best pitcher, and I'm sure this is just a blip, but it's certainly not pretty.  In fact, you may even call it ugly.

Empty Handed?  No!

The Yankees offense looked like they wanted to leave the kids empty handed this weekend, until homerun club captain Robinson Cano put his foot down in last night's game.  That one homerun ensures that the kids will not go home empty handed, and for that, we are grateful.

Travis Hafner 12hr = $24
Vernon Wells 11hr = $22
Brett Gardner 8hr = $16
Kevin Youkilis 2hr = $4
Jayson Nix 3hr = $6
Robinson Cano 24hr = $48
Ichiro Suzuki 6hr = $12
Lyle Overbay 13hr = $26
Brennan Boesch 3hr = $6
Francisco Cervelli 3hr = $6
Chris Stewart 4hr = $8
Ben Francisco 1hr = $2
David Adams 2hr = $4
Curtis Granderson 4hr = $8
Mark Teixeira 3hr = $6
Zoilo Almonte 1hr = $2
Derek Jeter 1hr = $2
Alfonso Soriano 9hr = $18
Austin Romine 1hr = $2
Eduardo Nunez 1hr = $2
Alex Rodriguez 2hr = $4
Mark Reynolds 1hr = $2

Total 115 hrs = $230

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