Friday, July 25, 2014

Yankees Take Series From Rangers

The Good

The Yankees have now won 6 out of 7 games since the All-Star break, and last night continued some positive trends for the Yankees in the second half.  McCarthy went 6 innings allowing just 1 run, continuing the trend of our pitchers outperforming their stats.  Headley, McCann, Gardner and Cervelli each drove in a run, and the bullpen locked down the lead. 

The Bad

Despite the wins, the Yankees kind of look like a weak team bullying teams even weaker than they are.  The Rangers are in rough shape, and frankly we made them look tougher than they really were.  With the exception of Darvish, we faced 3 starters who came into this series with ERA's of 10.05, 5.10, and 6.37 respectively, and we barely managed to score runs off of them.  I will feel better about our mini-win streak if and when we can carry it through a series with a contending team. 

The Ugly

Recently, former bash brother Mark McGwire declined Jose Canseco's apology and attempt to make amends for outing him as a steroid user back in 2004.  McGwire said: "It's too late. I don't care to ever speak to him again,...What he did was wrong."  Sure, Canseco outing McGwire could be considered wrong, but so was using steroids and illegitimately breaking records of players who were clearly far better than he was, and whom he had no business being mentioned in the same conversation with.  McGwire clearly had no intention of coming clean about it on his own, and only came clean after he was outed.  So you'll have to excuse me if I see his refusal of Canseco's apology as hypocritical.  What does this have to do with the Yankees?  Absolutely nothing.  But it's baseball.

Get Used To It

We're winning games, but not with homeruns.  Good for the team, bad for the children.

Brett Gardner 10hr = $20
Alfonso Soriano 6hr = $12
Kelly Johnson 6hr = $12
Carlos Beltran 10hr = $20
Dean Anna 1hr = $2
Brian McCann 10hr = $20
Yangervis Solarte 6hr = $12
Mark Teixeira 17hr = $34
John Ryan Murphy 1hr = $2
Jacoby Ellsubry 8hr = $16
Brian Roberts 5hr = $10
Derek Jeter 2hr = $4
Zoilo Almonte 1hr = $2
Zelous Wheeler 2hr = $4

Total 85hr = $158

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