Well, if today was a big day for Pettitte, he definitely delivered. Andy is one of the most beloved Yankees and in his most current Yankees stint, we've been used to watching him grind out five or six solid innings when another guy might lose the game. So, when he throws a gem its really enjoyable. Sort of satisfying I guess. Tonight he gave the Marlins no chance. He had a lead early on and aside from a slight blip in third, a solo home to Cody Ross, he gave the Marlins absolutely nothing. He scattered the three hits he gave up and walked nobody while K'ing seven. The Marlin's didn't stand a chance. Bruney and Tomko pitching the final two innings and put up zeroes.
For once the offense actually got ahead early as well. I know, shocking. Everybody in the lineup got a hit, including a big double from Pettitte. Jeter's long double in the first really set the tone for the whole game. Michael Kay kept repeating that it felt like a blowout but wasn't and he was right. The lack of hitting with RISP kept it interesting but five runs was enough for tonight. The Yankees needed a win like this one after nearly blowing three straight series, with only a couple of those games being blowouts.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
There have been talks on going that the Sox have been in discussion with the Marlins and possibly the Pirates to swing a three way deal. Will Carroll believes that the Commissioner's Office has received word of the players involved in the deal. Though they have not agreed on the prospects yet here is how the trade is looking now:
- Marlins get Manny Ramirez, one prospect (BOS), and cash (likely Ramirez’s remaining salary)
- Pirates get Jeremy Hermida and three prospects (two FLO, one BOS)
- Red Sox get Jason Bay and John Grabow
Peter Gammons says talks will continue into tomorrow. We will keep you posted as the news gets out.
This is good news for the Yankees, Man-Ram always rips on the Yankee pitching. I think he will adjust well in Florida. He can do whatever the hell he wants and no one will care, because no one watches the games. He said this to ESPN Deportes today:
“The Red Sox don’t deserve a player like me. During my years here I’ve seen how they have mistreated other great players when they didn’t want them to try to turn the fans against them. “The Red Sox did the same with guys like Nomar Garciaparra and Pedro Martinez, and now they do the same with me. Their goal is to paint me as the bad guy. I love Boston fans, but the Red Sox don’t deserve me. I’m not talking about money. Mental peace has no price and I don’t have peace here"
What a Guy.
Please Trade Me
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Marlins beat writer Mike Berardino thinks that after this year Carl Pavano will return to Florida. How can the Marlins afford such a top-of-the-line pitcher? He also notes that Pavano thinks he will be ready by mid season. Ready for what?