Showing posts with label Game Summaries. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game Summaries. Show all posts

Monday, April 6, 2009

Yanks Drop Opener As CC Struggles

The Yankees kicked off their much anticipated 2009 season today in Baltimore as CC Sabathia took on Jeremy Guthrie. As I'm sure you all know, the Yankees lost 10-5. CC struggled with command of his fastball and got behind in counts a lot. This is not a good way to pitch, so he got knocked around a little. He started slow last year too, so I'm not going to worry. One positive about this game is that two of the biggest question marks for the Yankees, Jorge Posada and Hideki Matsui, each had a home run. The Yankees are off tomorrow, and go after their first win on Wednesday, as Chien-Ming Wang takes on Koji Uehara.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Andy's Got It Right

After another frustrating loss in Canada today, this one a 4-1 loss to AJ Burnett, who was dominant, Andy Pettitte had this to say:

“If we want to make the playoffs we’ve got to be better,” said Andy Pettitte. “We stink right now for the most part. As a team we’ve kind of stunk it up lately.”

For right now, at least, Andy Pettitte is one hundred percent right. The Yankees are 50-45, and really are not showing any signs of getting better. That's not to say they cannot improve, but they're not playing like a team that's about to go on a run. They have a 24 run differential, which is right in line with their current record, so we can't chalk this up to bad luck. As Andy said, if they want to make the playoffs, they will have to start playing better.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Yanks Fall to Rangers, But Pitch Well

Sorry I couldn't post the lineups today, I was out, and I didn't get to see any of the game either. I'm going to the game tomorrow night, and I'm hoping Brett Gardner gets another start. Back to tonight: While I didn't see it, I was still frustrated. They wasted a good start by Mussina, and couldn't score more than one run off of the Rangers' AAA pitching. It was good that Moose and the bullpen were able to shut down Texas' good offense, but A-Rod can't be our only offense.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Yankees Defeat Reds to Avoid Sweep

The Yankees defeated Johnny Cueto and the Reds today to avoid being swept by the last-place team in the NL Central. The Reds threw three young pitchers at the Yankees in the series, and they all pitched pretty well. Edinson Volquez continued his great season on Friday, and yesterday Daryl Thompson didn't allow a run in five innings. I was at that game, and as you could probably tell on TV, the Yankees let Thompson off the hook. He couldn't throw strikes, and despite throwing in the mid-90's, he did not appear to have great stuff. The Yankees left two runners on in one inning, and then left them loaded the next. This can't happen, especially with Dan Giese pitching, and he pitched pretty well by the way. Today, the Yankees finally scored a few runs, against the struggling Johnny Cueto, although they did make him look pretty good. Hopefully the Yankees will continue winning tomorrow as they head to Pittsburgh to play the Pirates, beginning on Tuesday as Darell Rasner faces off against Tom Gorzellany.

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.

Monday, April 14, 2008

If Its Not One Thing, Its Another

The Yankees won today, ending a two-game mini losing streak, 8-7. However, it was 7-2 at one point. The offense finally showed up today, despite Jorge Posada, Robinson Cano (to start) and the 2008 MVP Jose Molina being out of the lineup. A-Rod hit a homerun, tying Ted Williams on the all-time list. Robinson Cano also homered while pinch hitting for the former attorney general in the eighth inning. The Yankees also got a quality start from Ian Patrick Kennedy, which was something that was much needed. So, seems like a good night... except for the bullpen. Billy Traber entered in the seventh inning, and gave up a two run homer to Carl Crawford. Brian Bruney also allowed a homer, and the bullpen as a whole gave up four runs in three innings. The bullpen had been good up to this point, so hopefully today was just an abberation.

Friday, April 11, 2008

My Bad

Sorry about quitting on the liveblog tonight, I stopped to eat dinner, then just never started again because I'm lazy. It doesn't really matter, because nobody is reading this. Anyway, Wang was amazing, and he's really off to a great start. Tomorrow it'll be Becket and Moose as the Yankees try to take the series/

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.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Yanks Drop Second Straight to Rays

The Yankees lost again today, this time at the Hands of Edwin Jackson. Andy Pettitte started for the Yankees, and he pitched just okay, but that's not the reason we lost. The reason is because of the offense's inability to score runs. The usually patient lineup was swinging early in counts, despite the fact that Edwin Jackson really doesn't know where the ball will end up when he throws it. The positives are that the starters and bullpen have been pretty good so far, which was the question coming into the season. The offense will come around, and then the Yankees will start winning games.