Thursday, September 1, 2011

Yanks Take Series

The Good

Burnett gave us 5.1 innings of two-run ball. Then every member of the bullpen came into the game to close it out. Nick Swisher continued his wacky bunting antics, which always pleases the crowd. Russell Martin's two-run double was the difference in the game.

The Bad

This game was way too close. Lester threw something like 100 pitches in the first inning, all to Nick Swisher, and the Yanks still only mustered 1 run against him. That's bad.

The Ugly

Al Leiter trying to find a silver lining in the work AJ has done with Larry Rothschild. Let's face it, AJ is a very consistent pitcher in the month of April, then he's a train wreck. But not a regular train wreck. A train wreck that happens right in front of a nuclear reactor but doesn't damage the reactor. Then, suddenly, oh no! A plane is headed right for us! The plane smashes into the train, but doesn't harm the reactor. We're all saved. Then another plane smashes into the reactor and we're all dead. The end.

Two in a Row?

Normally, the Yankees score all their runs on home runs. They've scored exactly zero runs on home runs in the last two games. I'm not sure what to make of this, so I made a paper mache hat. It's awesome!

Mark Teixeira 35hr = $70
Curtis Granderson 38hr = $76
Russell Martin 17hr = $34
Alex Rodriguez 14hr = $28
Jorge Posada 12hr = $24
Robinson Cano 23hr = $46
Andruw Jones 11hr = $22
Brett Gardner 5hr = $10
Nick Swisher 21hr = $42
Derek Jeter 4hr = $8
Francisco Cervelli 2hr = $4
Eduardo Nunez 4hr = $8
Ramiro Pena 1hr = $2
Eric Chavez 1hr = $2
Total = $376


Rich Mahogany said...

In the time it took to play that game, I could have rebuilt that reactor. Just saying.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

True, but that's every Yankees-Red Sox game of the last 11 years. I remember when people would say it's because Nomar would refit his batting gloves after every pitch, which was stupid. Burnett's pitching IQ stupid.

Oh snap! My response was just another cruelly/cleverly disguised jab at AJ. Slam!

Frank said...

Yankees strength and conditioning coordinator coach Dana Cavalea as the Yankees take batting practice before the start of last night's game.