Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tough Loss

The Good

Seven innings of no-run ball from Sabathia is very good. Mo in the ninth was good. Home runs from Teixeira and Andruw Jones also good.

The Bad

The Yankees offense after the second was bad. You can't go eight innings without putting up anything. The relief pitching was bad. I thought it was weird to see Soriano, who was very bad, in the game. He pitched yesterday and it's still pretty cold (remember this guy used to pitch in Tampa). Why not bring Robertson in in that situation? Though he got unlucky against Young, Robertson had much better stuff, and was rested having not pitched yet this season. Girardi also should have pulled Soriano much faster than he did.

The Ugly

This one goes to the New York media. Soriano refused to speak to the media after giving the game away in the eighth. That sort of thing might fly in Tampa, where the media contingent is made up of retirees just there for the team provided buffet, but not in New York. Today I read one, count it, one column on Soriano's cowardly refusal to stick around after the game to address the media and explain why he seemed to be playing for Minnesota last night. Only Joel Sherman of the post, who has always been suspect of this signing, and also of Soriano's personality, addressed the issue. Game review articles mentioned it, but didn't harp on it. That's bull$#!%. New York media, hang your head in shame!

CHF Gets the Money, Yankees Get the Power, Then, Once You Have the Power, Soriano Blows It in the Eighth

Teixeira had another three-run home run in the first. Andruw Jones, in his first at-bat as a Yankee, hit a solo home run in the second. Good for $4 to the CHF.

Mark Teixeira 4hr = $8
Curtis Granderson 1hr = $2
Russell Martin 1hr = $2
Alex Rodriguez 2hr = $4
Jorge Posada 3hr = $6
Robinson Cano 1hr = $2
Andruw Jones 1hr = $2
Total = $26


Roberto E. Alejandro said...

It's games like this that make you miss Melky Cabrera.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Since when did Melky play for Kansas City?

Rich Mahogany said...

Since he started playing badly enough for them to want him.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Mark Feinsand has chimed in on Soriano as well, though in a blog post (tho it is the lead on the Daily News's online Yankees page):

"As for that last part, I can't tell you how Soriano will handle his implosion. He bolted the clubhouse before talking to reporters, leaving his teammates to answer for his mess. Nick Swisher, Dave Robertson and Boone Logan all stood by their lockers like men and took accountability for their part in the loss. Soriano can't say the same."