Saturday, June 20, 2009

Yanks Bounce Back From Embarassing Loss Beating The Marlins 5-1

It's been a long day my friends. I wanted to blog before bed because I know if I don't, I won't have much time tomorrow because when you have 2 kids under the age of 2, you never know how much free time you'll get. I'm going to make this a quickie, which likely means it'll be really long. Only one way to find out.

Andy Pettitte is far and away the player of the game. I hope that he's the proud owner of the WWE belt they pass around to honor the game's hero/best player. Andy was on tonight. He had a good strike-to-ball ratio, only gave up 3 hits, and didn't walk a batter. If you can do that over 7 innings, you'll win a lot of ballgames. It was good to see him pitch so well as a few of his previous starts have been shaky. And how about that double he ripped down the line? Part of me wanted to see him pull up lame running into home, pretending to I mean. I think that would have been pretty funny.

After the last few games I was worried that the Yankee offense would again go missing. They were facing another starter they'd never seen before. The poor kid didn't stand a chance. The bats were on tonight. They knocked Marlins pitcher Sean West for 10 hits. They kind of mailed in the 2nd half of the game though, managing only 3 hits in the final 5 innings. Maybe a night out on South Beach awaited them. I dunno. I thought they could have been a little more efficient at the plate. I think a team should score more than 5 runs on 13 hits and 6 walks. They did go 5 for 14 (.357) with RISP. At the same time, they grounded into 3 DPs. Every starter had a hit. Overall, a good night for the offense.

In yesterday's post, I pleaded for Joe Girardi to give A-Rod the day off. Ask and ye shall receive. It was a much needed day of rest. Word has it that he'll be sitting tomorrow also. Works for me.

There's a chance that I am going to miss some of tomorrow's game. It's a little boys night out. Going to see The Hangover. It'll be a late show so I may catch most of it. I'm hoping to see A.J. Burnett toss another gem. I'm interested to see if Cervelli is his battery mate. There playing in the NL so there's no DH. I'm guessing Posada catches him. It'll be pretty telling if he doesn't.

Peace, love and Pinstripes,



She-Fan said...

I hope AJ pitches a gem too, but the Marlins' guy, Johnson, is supposed to be pretty good so I really hope the bats show up. Enjoy The Hangover!