Monday, May 12, 2014

Yankees Walk Off Field In Defeat

The Good

Friday's game was exciting.  Tanaka pitched 6.1 innings, allowing 2 runs, and placed the Yankees in position to win, which they did, mostly due to a 3-run homerun from Solarte.  Teixeira hit 2 homeruns this weekend, including a game tying homerun in the 9th inning last night against K-Rod. 

Also good, I don't know if it's just me, but Betances is looking more reliable every day.  He came in relief of Sabathia Saturday and got 2 strikeouts to end the inning, then came into the game on Sunday and pitched 2 scoreless innings where he only allowed 1 hit.

The Bad

Losing on a walk off to Mark Reynolds was tough. The man has led the league in strikeouts for multiple consecutive years, but last night he came through.

The Ugly

Sabathia is down with a knee injury after pitching 5.1 innings and giving up 3 homeruns.  He hasn't been sharp, and although this knee issue I'm sure contributed to some of that, eventually you have to wonder if the last season of work is about what we can expect out of him.  He's been a dominant pitcher for so long, and one can hope that he can figure out how to pitch with the stuff he has, but after a year of being unable to adjust, what is the likelihood that he can suddenly turn around?  For our sake, I hope he can.  The good news is that the Yankees showed remarkable restraint when they extended his contract so we only have him until 2016.

Babies With Rabies Now Have Antiobiotics

Three homeruns over the weekend has contributed $6 towards the Babies With Rabies Fund.  We'll eradicate infant rabies forever!  Thank you Mark Teixeira and Yangervis Solarte.

Brett Gardner 1hr = $2
Alfonso Soriano 5hr = $10
Kelly Johnson 4hr = $8
Carlos Beltran 5hr = $10
Dean Anna 1hr = $2
Brian McCann 4hr = $8
Yangervis Solarte 2hr = $4
Mark Teixeira 7hr = $14
John Ryan Murphy 1hr = $2
Jacoby Ellsubry 1hr = $2
Brian Roberts 1hr = $2
Derek Jeter 1hr = $2

Total 36hr = $62

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