Friday, April 27, 2012

Yanks Take Opener From Detroit, Verlander

The Good

The Yankees offense once again bailed out their starter, coming back from a 6-4 deficit to win the game in the bottom of the ninth. Mariano Rivera earned his first win of the season, and the bullpen, once again, held the opposing team scoreless.

The Bad

The strike zone was bad, forcing Nova to give up six runs.

"West wasn't calling the low strike," explained Nova, "so I just gave up six runs instead. I mean, if he's not going to call strikes I'll just give up runs. Whatever."

The Ugly

Justin Verlander, last year's MVP and Cy Young award winner, lost to the team whose captain should've been awarded the MVP every year for the last 15 years. 'Tis what they call, poetic justice. Also, this is my impression of Jim Leyland: "Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh, I'm up two runs, I'm going to go to the bullpen and let them blow the game for me, duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh." I'm very mature.

It's All Offensive to Me

The Yankees showed off their signature small ball by pummeling that small ball with big bats. A-Rod and R...ll-Mart each hit monster home runs. $4 more for the babies.

Raul Ibanez 3hr = $6
Nick Swisher 4hr = $8
Andruw Jones 2hr = $4
Derek Jeter 4hr = $8
Curtis Granderson 6hr = $12
Alex Rodriguez 4hr = $8
Robinson Cano 1hr = $2
Mark Teixeira 3hr = $6
Eric Chavez 2hr = $4
Russell Martin 2hr = $4

Total 28hr = $62


Steve said...

28 home runs -$62 who does your math?

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Good pick up. I guess I haven't been updating the total number of home runs. I blame Bud Selig.