Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Yankees Bloom?

The Good

We won a game that we played in.  That's always good.  Hughes put up 6 innings of 2 run ball with 7 strikeouts, which for him is like pitching a complete game shutout.  Cano knocked one out of the park and for a moment, it looked like the Yankees could hit again.  A-Rod stole a base, which I think is a good sign for his hip and knee problems.

The Bad

Soriano closed the game, and did a good job at it, but it reminded me of the Soriano signing, which filled me with rage essentially ruining my day. 

The Ugly

Yes, we won the game, but the symptoms of this teams inabilities are still there.  I don't take anything away from Luke Hochevar, but he came into yesterday's start with a 7.02 ERA, and throughout his career he has never been a strikeout pitcher.  Last year alone he had 128 strikeouts in 198 innings, not exactly a mow-them-down ace.  He's definitely a pitch-to-contact type guy.  Yet this Yankees offense could only muster 3 runs across 6.2 innings against him, and struck out 8 times.  I feel like this team is playing in the deadball era, only the rest of baseball is still here in modern times.

Cano Cares

Cano is the Children's Health Fund's homerun captain afterall.  One homerun equals $2 for the kids.

Raul Ibanez 9hr = $18
Nick Swisher 7hr = $14
Andruw Jones 4hr = $8
Derek Jeter 5hr = $10
Curtis Granderson 13hr = $26
Alex Rodriguez 5hr = $10
Robinson Cano 5hr = $10
Mark Teixeira 5hr = $10
Eric Chavez 3hr = $6
Russell Martin 4hr = $8
Jayson Nix 2hr = $4

Total 62hr = $124

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