Monday, July 7, 2014

Twins Always Make Us Look Good

The Good

The Yankees took 3 of 4 from the Twins, including a win for Tanaka in his worst start of his MLB career.  Of course, his worse start was still better than most of the pitching we've seen out of the Yankees this year.  Phelps also pitched a good game for us giving up just 1 run over 7 innings, good enough for a win, or at least would have been if we weren't the 2014 Yankees.  But at least the offense came to life in the 3 other games, and despite the Yankees inability to hit that game they still scored 23 runs throughout this series.  Hopefully this will get the bats woken up.

The Bad

I'm happy with taking 3 of 4, but losing 2-1 on Phelps start on Saturday is tough.  We really need to find a way to win those close games.

The Ugly

The first heads have rolled!  Vidal Nuno was traded for Diamondbacks starter Brandon McCarthy who is allegedly a major league veteran.  Nuno struggled with a 5.42 ERA this season, though this really is just his second season on the big league level.  The Yankees saw something in McCarthy however.  Something others missed.  Because what I saw in McCarthy, was a 5.01 ERA, but clearly there is something gleaming underneath that bloated ERA that the Yankees saw as valuable.  Soriano was also DFA'd, to make room for some relief pitching.

Homeruns Galore!

Well kind of.  We hit three of them throughout this series.  Many thanks to Beltran, Ellsbury, and new addition Zelous Wheeler.

Brett Gardner 7hr = $14
Alfonso Soriano 6hr = $12
Kelly Johnson 5hr = $10
Carlos Beltran 9hr = $18
Dean Anna 1hr = $2
Brian McCann 9hr = $18
Yangervis Solarte 6hr = $12
Mark Teixeira 15hr = $30
John Ryan Murphy 1hr = $2
Jacoby Ellsubry 5hr = $10
Brian Roberts 4hr = $8
Derek Jeter 2hr = $4
Zoilo Almonte 1hr = $2
Zelous Wheeler 1hr = $2

Total 72hr = $144

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