Friday, May 2, 2014

Well That Didn't Go Well Either

The Good

Kuroda muscled his way through a start, going 6 innings, and giving up 4 runs (3 earned), though the Yankee offense was far too anemic to hit its way out of that deficit.  Ellsbury hit a homerun and McCann singled in a run, but alas Mariners starter Elias was far too dominant for us.

Also good, our bullpen looked sharp.

The Bad

The Yankees had 7 hits, only 1 of which was for extra bases.  Elias was mixing in pitches really well, and the Yankees never looked comfortable.  Elias alone struck out 10 batters.

The Ugly

Cano drove in 2 runs yesterday, which was the difference maker in a 4-2 win for the Mariners.  Though I can't be sure, I suspect he did it out of spite.  Not spite for the Yankees, but spite for fans who booed him despite the fact that the Yankees build a team around players just like Cano.  The Yankees current team building model is to offer large contracts to free agents, outbidding whatever team that player just left.  It just so happens that the Mariners followed this same model, and outbid the Yankees by a long shot. 

Dollars is What I Need

A spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down, and a $2 donation to charity helps this loss not feel so bitter.  Kind of.  Ellsbury's contribution to children's health is much appreciated.

Brett Gardner 1hr = $2
Alfonso Soriano 4hr = $8
Kelly Johnson 3hr = $6
Carlos Beltran 5hr = $10
Dean Anna 1hr = $2
Brian McCann 3hr = $6
Yangervis Solarte 1hr = $2
Mark Teixeira 3 hr = $6
John Ryan Murphy 1hr = $2
Jacoby Ellsubry 1hr = $2

Total 23hr = $46

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How sweet for the children.