Friday, September 13, 2013

Big Win in Baltimore

The Good

The Yankees were ahead most of the game, with homeruns from Reynolds and Granderson, plus a 2-run single from Wells leading the pack.  The combination of Hughes and Huff through the first 6 innings seemed to work really well.  Each got 3-innings, and each gave up 1 run.  In the end, it was like getting 6 innings of 2-run ball out of a starter, which we simply couldn't do if Hughes or Huff had been the sole game starter.  They may be onto something there.  In the 8th, with Robertson pitching, Soriano stole a homerun from Manny Machado.  It wouldn't matter in the end, since Robertson was set on giving up that lead, but in the moment it was pretty nice.

The Bad

Gardner came out of the game with a strained oblique.  I guess Cashman's decision to stockpile outfielders is now paying off.

The Ugly

After carrying a 5-2 lead into the 8th, Robertson gave up a 3-run homerun to tie the game.  It wouldn't haunt us in the end, since our offense came alive, and scored on a series of errors not unlike the Red Sox did to us a week back against Mariano.  Still, it's a little close for comfort, and therefore belongs in the ugly section.

More Money For Babies

Reynolds and Granderson's homeruns add $4 to the piggy banks of the babies over at CHF.  Hopefully, these babies have money managers, because parents are notorious for dipping into their kids coin jars.

Travis Hafner 12hr = $24
Vernon Wells 11hr = $22
Brett Gardner 8hr = $16
Kevin Youkilis 2hr = $4
Jayson Nix 3hr = $6
Robinson Cano 27hr = $54
Ichiro Suzuki 7hr = $14
Lyle Overbay 14hr = $28
Brennan Boesch 3hr = $6
Francisco Cervelli 3hr = $6
Chris Stewart 4hr = $8
Ben Francisco 1hr = $2
David Adams 2hr = $4
Curtis Granderson 6hr = $12
Mark Teixeira 3hr = $6
Zoilo Almonte 1hr = $2
Derek Jeter 1hr = $2
Alfonso Soriano 15hr = $30
Austin Romine 1hr = $2
Eduardo Nunez 1hr = $2
Alex Rodriguez 6hr = $12
Mark Reynolds 4hr = $8

Total 133 hrs = $266

1 comment:

Rich Mahogany said...

This is shaping up to be an exciting run, even as the team is breaking down before our eyes.