Monday, April 11, 2011

That Really Got Away From Us

The Good

Sabathia wasn't his sharpest, but even while struggling to find the strike zone he still pitched 5.2 innings allowing one run. Normally, that would be more than enough for our offense but...

The Bad

The offense sucked. We got two hits! Two! None for extra bases. Beckett shut us out for 8 innings striking out 10 of our guys. Jeter looked more futile than he has all season. Posada struck out 3 times. This game was painful to watch.

The Ugly

We could never put Marco Scutaro away. I know that's an odd thing to focus on, but you have to get the 9th batter out. He went 2-2 with 2 walks and 2 RBI's. In other words, he produced more than the entire Yankee offense (2 hits, 1 walk, 0 RBI's). That's ugly.

RJG is for the Children, the Yankees Last Night Were Not

We desperately wanted the Yankees to make us donate money to charity but they never came through. Unfortunately we signed up for the Yankees Homerun Club, not the Marco Scutaro Singles for the Sick Club. I don't know if that club exists, but it would have made a killing last night.

Mark Teixeira 4hr = $8
Curtis Granderson 2hr = $4
Russell Martin 3hr = $6
Alex Rodriguez 3hr = $6
Jorge Posada 3hr = $6
Robinson Cano 2hr = $4
Andruw Jones 1hr = $2
Total = $36


Uncle Mike said...

After our 7-8-9 hitters have hit so well for this season so far, we can hardly complain about The Scum's 9 hitter doing so.

On the other hand, there always seems to be a guy the Yankees can never get out, no matter what team he's on. Pat Tabler was one. Scott Fletcher was another. Scutaro may be that guy at the moment.

We have a day off to make corrections, and then the Orioles, leading us and Toronto by 1 game, come in for 3, and we can send a message to the rest of the AL East. Considering the last few Yankee Aprils, 5-4 is acceptable. If we can be no worse than 7-5 after facing Buck's Birds, I think we'll be fine.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Agreed. It was a crappy game, but its still way too early to be concerned about much. Scutaro is definitely that guy. It goes back to when he hit that walk off homerun against Mariano in Oakland a few years back.

Rich Mahogany said...

I didn't watch any of the games because Yankees-Sox games in Fenway have a way of being excrutiating even if the Yankees win, especially since they are usually carried by FOX or ESPN.

From the box scores, it seemed like Pedroia just killed us.

Anonymous said...

Pedroia did kill us. I think he went like 9-9 or something, but what was worse is that we were scoreless against Becket! Becket! Really? =0

Fernando Alejandro said...

Becket was a beast on Sunday! It was going to take an offense firing on all cylinders to take him down that night, and our offense just didn't have it. Oh well, I'm looking forward to them starting their games again tonight.

Rich Mahogany said...

Right after Beckett delivers a masterpiece against the Yankees, Matsuzaka and Wakefield collapse against the Rays, a team that hadn't been able to score runs off anyone.

Too bad the Yankees didn't leave Boston with a 16-5 win. The Boston sports media would have declared a state of emergency.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Yeah, if they drop this series against the Rays, a team that had just one win going into yesterdays game, they may still declare that state of emergency.