• May 16th @ The Mariners

    Posted by on May 17th, 2005 · Comments (9)

    Anytime you leave 23 runners on base in a game and still win, you know the baseball gods are smiling on you.

    And, the funny thing is: One of the heroes of this game, Bernie Big Slam Williams left 6 runners on himself.

    Think someday we’ll say “That Wright signing was a good thing – it allowed us to discover Wang. Had the Yankees signed an able-bodied pitcher, poor Wang would have been stuck in Columbus all year in 2005″?

    I missed the 9th inning last night. But, per the boxscore, Mo looked shaky – a walk, a hit, and almost half of his pitches were balls. Something to keep an eye on……maybe?

    Yankees are now 6 back in the loss column. Can’t wait until that gets closer to three.

    Comments on May 16th @ The Mariners

    1. Jason O.
      May 17th, 2005 | 9:40 am

      Chien Ming-Wang? The Taiwanese Tom Candiotti?
      I was impressed with his 94mph heat at pitch #100.

    2. Jason O.
      May 17th, 2005 | 10:04 am

      I swear I did not read George King in the Post until after the above post.

    3. May 17th, 2005 | 10:33 am

      Okay, two things. Wang only threw 87 pitches, and the Yankees “only” left 13 men on base. You can’t add individual player’s LOB totals, because then you’re counting a single runner multiple times. There is a “Team LOB” total listed in every box score. Last night it was Yanks: 13 (13H+7BB-1CS-6R=13LOB).

      Third thing: I’m already saying that about Wright. Sort of. I would prefer Lieber or Clement in the rotation and Wang replacing Brown.

    4. May 17th, 2005 | 10:46 am

      Jason – do you have a link for that Post piece?
      Cliff – you’re right – I should have referenced H in AB with runners on. That was what I meant – and, it paints it better. Good catch. Thanks.

    5. Jason O.
      May 17th, 2005 | 12:51 pm

      My mistake, there, Cliffie!!

      -Norm

    6. Jason O.
      May 17th, 2005 | 12:56 pm

      The Post online has annoying free registration now:
      http://www.nypost.com/sports/yankees/yankees.htm

    7. May 17th, 2005 | 1:03 pm

      Thanks Jason.
      Agreed on the reg process.

    8. Jen
      May 17th, 2005 | 2:20 pm

      For those that don’t want to bother with the registration.

      phonyname@email.com
      nypost

      If that doesn’t work use http://www.bugmenot.com/ to get another login.

    9. May 17th, 2005 | 3:27 pm

      Thanks Jen!

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