Swisher and A-Rod both hit solo homeruns in the 4th showing. Romulo Sanchez releived Burnett in the 5th and went on to pitch 3.2 scoreless innings of 1 hit baseball, with 3 strikeouts. I don't know who he is, or where he came from, but within 3.2 innings this man accomplished what neither Burnett could do in Fenway, or what Vazquez could do this season. Keep an eye on him.
The Yankee offense could not get going against Lester. 7 innings of 2 run ball with 7 strikeouts pretty much did the Yankees in. Despite Swisher and A-Rod's power show in the 4th, the Yankees couldn't accomplish much. On more than one occasion, the Yanks would get out on the first pitch of the at bat. Its an offense, not even a mother could love.
A.J. Burnett. The man cannot pitch in Fenway to save his life. 9 runs in less than 5 innings. After his start you could see him being consoled by Javier Vazquez. We caught up with Vazquez to see how Burnett was doing. "I tried to help him, but I didn't know what to say. I mean, I haven't even given up 9 runs this season. I ended up calling Kei Igawa, and handing Burnett the phone. I think the two could relate."
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Despite the lacking offense in yesterdays game, two Yankee players did not forget about the children. Nick Swisher and A-Rod both homered over the monster.
Posada 5hr = $5
Granderson 2hr = $2
Cano 9hr = $9
Swisher 7hr = $7
Jeter 4hr = $4
Johnson 2hr = $2
Rodriguez 3hr = $3
Teixeira 5hr = $5
Thames 1hr = $1
Gardner 1hr = $1
Winn 1hr = $1
Total = $40
Monday, May 10, 2010
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A year ago I think I would have been flipping out about this loss, but I'm just not. Maybe it's the fact that we already won the series, maybe it's the fact that Lester is really crazy good and I never expect to win against him (remember when Pettitte outdueled him last year?!?! Girlboner.), maybe it's the fact that hooray no one got hurt!
I was expecting Bad AJ some time. Whatevs.
I assume that there was some weeping somewhere. I figured this game was house money. Plus the Rays got beat and the Yankees lost like a billion and three games against the sox to start last year and still won the division handily. Plus Boston sucks generally and they have to live with that knowledge every day.Its a weight around the neck of the city, well the whole region really. I don't mean just the Red Sox, I mean everything about Boston.
Agreed on Boston, whose tourism slogan should be: Boston, irrelevant since the 1780s. Zing!
My only issue with this loss is that, with Mitre and Vazquez on deck, we may be heading into a bit of a skid.
This should be an interesting series against Detroit. I would feel much better about it if we can take one of these first two games.
Mitre v. Willis could be explosive.
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