Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Yankees Crush Padres as The 'Stache Continues to Mash

The Yankees beat the Padres last night, 8-0, to improve to 38-33, five games above .500, the highest point of the season thus far. Andy Pettitte pitched very well, which he'll have to continue with Wang out. Also, Jason Giambi and his pornstar mustache hit two homeruns last night, giving him 17 on the year. What is even more impressive, is that he is only third on the team in VORP (at 24.7), after A-Rod (29.2), Johnny Damon (25.4). The Yankees are currently in third place in the division, 5.5 games behind the Red Sox, and 3.5 behind the Rays for the wild card. However if the standings were adjusted based on runs scored vs. runs allowed, they would be just half a game behind the Rays, and 4.5 behind the Sox. The Yankees look to continue the winning streak tonight against Jake Peavy.