Thursday, July 22, 2010

Yanks Split Series

The Good

Curtis's first career home run is the feel good story of the summer, staring Channing Tatum and a bunch of other young actor's you've never heard of.

The Bad

Vazquez imploded in the fifth. Coincidentally that is why he's the fifth starter. When that concurrence was pointed out to him, he was none too pleased.

The Ugly

Now this is ugly. Real ugly. You may not want to read what I'm about to say. Joel Sherman wrote a blog post recently comparing Joba Chamberlain to [gulp] Kyle Farnsworth. Ouch. In fairness, he makes a good point. But if Joba ever sees that, oh man, he'll be so hopeful he gets traded and gets another opportunity to start like Farnsworth did. If he keeps pitching the way he has for much of this season, the first part will probably come true.

Cuadrangulares Para Ninos

Cano, Miranda and Curtis all hit home runs last night. Curtis received the championship belt, but as he went to pick it up, Mad with Power Cano hit him over the head with a metal folding chair. It was pretty awesome.

Posada 11hr = $22
Granderson 7hr = $14
Cano 18hr = $36
Swisher 17hr = $34
Jeter 8hr = $16
Johnson 2hr = $4
Rodriguez 15hr = $30
Teixeira 18hr = $36
Thames 3hr = $6
Gardner 5hr = $10
Winn 1hr = $2
Miranda 3hr = $6
Curtis 1hr = $1
Total = $218


Rich Mahogany said...

I'm not buying Sherman's comparison. Joba has dominated as both a starter and a reliever. He showed enough pitching IQ to outduel a top-of-his-game Josh Beckett in Fenway. Plus he's only 24. Farnsworth has had an extra 10 years on Joba to figure out how to translate his talent into consistent results. That's one of the biggest reasons he was so annoying as a Yankee.

That said, I wish Joba was pitching like Farnsworth right now. Kyle has a 2.41 ERA.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Joba is actually 35, his Dominican birth certificate a clear forgery.