August 16, 2006
August 15th vs. The Orioles
Regarding the game prior to this one, I wrote:
It's amazing what great starting pitching and 7 hits and 2 walks (combined) in the 7th and 8th inning can do for a fan's worry.
And, now, about this game, I can write:
It's amazing what great starting pitching and 7 hits and 1 walk (combined) in the 7th and 8th inning can do for a fan's worry.
And, it probably helps A-Rod get a pass on both another key error in the field and a terrible AB in the 7th with the score tied, one out, and runners on 1st and 3rd.
I have to give credit to Cano. Ever since I called him out, he's getting big hits with runners on base.
Anyone else think Larry Bowa was amped up for this game? Between the head slap on Abreu in the 7th and Larry's running down the line towards the plate in the 8th, do we need any more evidence of Bowa's intensity?
Speaking of the 8th inning, someone has to work on Melky and his sliding style. He always seems to be rumbling into the plate and rolling around. He's going to get hurt on a bad slide, soon, if this is not corrected.
Lastly, thank you, Mr. Bonderman. It's sweet to hit the pillow knowing that the Yankees are now 4 up in the loss column.
Posted by Steve Lombardi at August 16, 2006 12:01 AM
Did you see Melky's face after his slide into home? I think he'd agree with your assessment of his sliding technique Steve. He looked pretty sheepish.
But you have to agree though that it is quite amusing ;)
I like how we are grinding pitchers that are on out of games relatively fast. this should work espically well against Boston.. considering that
a. they don't have many SP who are on anyway
b. their middle relieve is a complete disastor.