Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Another Strong Win

Mike Mussina wins 13 games at the fastest pace for him since...1991!

The Yankees win six in a row and go 11 over .500 for the first time this season.

The Yankees win 10 in a row at the stadium, the longest winning streak since...1998. (That was a pretty good year for them too, as I recall.)

The bullpen is remarkably strong. The starting pitching is good too, despite losing three of our five starting rotation, including our ace.

Damon is swinging the bat. Posada has stopped griping and looks set to try and get in shape for NEXT season so that four year deal won't look quite as stupid as it did the day it was signed.

A-Rod had another good game and to his credit FINALY 'fessed up to posing too much at home plate. (It's the little things that really annoy me and spotlight people's character.) A-Rod has on a NUMBER of occasions posed at home plate because he thought it was a home run and instead suddenly had to scramble because it wasn't. He got a key hit today but instead of gettng to call him clutch I had to grimace as he posed and then scrambled instead of running hard out of the box every time like EVERY player should always do. On the post-game, A-Rod said without being asked that he was wrong about a hit being a home run for the 8th time this season and that it was "embarrassing" and he needed to start running. Good for him to call himself on it. And it's not embarrassing that he thought it was a home run and it wasn't; it's embarrassing when ANY player doesn't run hard out of the box. That's fundamental. (And this is not just A-Rod. Abreu poses too, as does Giambi, but he can't run anyway. I HATE it when guys don't run out of the box. One more reason to miss Matsui.)


dasnootz said...

"The Yankees win six in a row and go 1 over .500 for the first time this season."

Actually they're 11 over... but let's not get tripped up on details.

Look at what a well balanced bullpen can do for a team. Throw in that Cano is hitting like a freak of nature, and as a team we're coming up with hits with runners in scoring position... and we're right back in the thick of things.

But this wouldn't be a blog if I didn't complain about something. Is Bobby Meacham the worst Third Base Coach in the league. I didn't watch today's game, but it seems like lately he's consistantly sending runners home with no shot at making it.

Michael in New York said...

Thanks for catching my typo. This new rubber overlay on my keyboard is a lot thicker than the last one. Meacham ALWAYS waves people home. He'd wave me home even if the catcher were holding the ball.