Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Couldn't Sweep Mets, Or Take First Game Against Cleveland

The Good

Granderson found his homerun swing over the weekend, hitting one on Saturday and another last night. Derek Jeter returned from his calf injury and assured his fans that his 3,000th hit would not be hit in Cleveland by going 0-4. Freddy Garcia pitched masterfully on Sunday going 7 innings with 1 run. He gave up 6 hits and no walks, and only had one strike out. To pull off 7 innings with less than a hit per inning without strike outs is a Picasso-like pitching masterpiece. Colon also pitched a 6 inning shutout in his first game back from hamstring replacement surgery, also known as resting for 15 days.

The Bad

Phil Hughes came back which is good, but we lost Ivan Nova as a result which is bad. Losing a player for 3 months when they don't even have an injury makes me a little concerned. And no, lack of velocity is not a medically recognized affliction. Its up there with such phantom medical problems as the sickness that forces you out of work on opening day, and whatever malady requires Vitamin B12 shots into your lower back (Looking at you Clemens).

The Ugly

I'll give this to the Ramrio Pena errors on Sunday. We had the brooms in hand, but Ramiro Pena would have no part to it. Mariano couldn't record the same out twice because it would violate the known laws of Cuttoria, the land his cutter hails from.

Someone Please Think of the Children

A couple homeruns by Granderson, plus one from Nunez over the weekend shows that someone is thinking of the babies. That's $6 more smackers for the babies at the Children's Health Fund.

Mark Teixeira 25hr = $50
Curtis Granderson 23hr = $46
Russell Martin 10hr = $20
Alex Rodriguez 13hr = $26
Jorge Posada 9hr = $18
Robinson Cano 13hr = $26
Andruw Jones 4hr = $8
Brett Gardner 4hr = $8
Nick Swisher 10hr = $20
Derek Jeter 2hr = $4
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $2
Eduardo Nunez 3hr = $6
Ramiro Pena 1hr = $2
Total = $238

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