Sunday, April 6, 2008

Winning is Nice, But How About Some Runs

I went to the Yankee game today and it was very enjoyable despite the low temperature. Chien-Ming Wang pitched very well, going 6+ and striking out six. He took a no-hitter into the fifth. He had the slider working, as well as a changeup. If he continues to pitch this way, there will be no more people doubting his future, as he has shown he can strike batters out. CMW left the game in the 7th with runners on first and third. Joba entered, making his first middle-of-an-inning appearance. He got a strike out, hitting 101 on the stadium gun, then got a DP on a lineout. Mo followed, doing what Mo does. All that is great, but the Yankees only offense came off a two-run homer by Hideki Matsui that probably would have stayed in most ballparks. The Yankees have yet to score more than five runs this year, and some offense will be necessary soon, as the Yanks embark on an 8 game road trip to KC, Tampa and Boston on Tuesday. After that, it's two at home against the BoSox, then back on the road for ten more against Baltimore, Chicago and Cleveland. The Yankees have a pretty rough April schedule, and if they go .500 this month, they should be okay.