• May 6th @ The Rangers

    Posted by on May 6th, 2006 · Comments (5)

    Looks like getting back to Texas is agreeing with A-Rod.

    It also looks like Shawn Chacon (based on his last four starts) may still have some of that magic left over from last year.

    And, this is crazy, and I never thought I would ever type these words in 2006, but, here goes: I hope Torre doesn’t burn out Scott Proctor by using him so much in the last 4 weeks.

    On a personal note, I ended up listening to most of the game tonight on the radio, driving back from the North Shore Animal League. It’s a long ride going from Long Island, through Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, back to New Jersey. But, it was worth it – as we now have a new member of the family:

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    His name is Spencer. No, not after Shane. My daughter (age 4) decided to name him after a train from Thomas the Tank Engine. He’s 10 weeks old – and some sort of lab mix.

    Now, I just have to get our 9-year-old Terrier-Pit mix to warm up to him. So far, she’s not quite sure what to make of the situation.

    But, if Torre can now learn that Proctor is better than Tanyon Sturtze, then all things are possible.

    Comments on May 6th @ The Rangers

    1. JeremyM
      May 6th, 2006 | 11:49 pm

      Congrats on the new dog. Cute little guy but aren’t they all? Took us awhile to get our Boston and Scottie not to kill each other, but they tolerate each other now. Good luck!

    2. Yu Hsing Chen
      May 7th, 2006 | 2:29 am

      This game was pretty good win for the Yankees, solid defense, good pitching, everyone hitting and making things happen, and the big hitters come through in clutch.

      I espically like the defense part. although it probably had a little to do with Jedi Master Chacon using the force again I like how everyone hustles and make plays out there now, the Yankees still don’t have a great lineup of defensive players (evident in Giambi diving and missing a ball hit right next to him) but at the same time they are playing very fundementally sound and hard to make up for it.

      Hope Wang can turn it around tomrrow, then we REALLY have something going.

    3. baileywalk
      May 7th, 2006 | 10:24 am

      Cute dog, Steve.

      Pitching is key with any team, and if Randy Johnson can shake his funk and Torre can leave Wang alone enough for him to get comfortable and pitch well, the Yankees are in good shape.

      Weirdly, I worry less about Wang than I do Johnson. It’s just that when he doesn’t have his stuff — which has happened a lot of these last two years — he seems to be unable to get ANYONE out. This guy has no idea how to grind.

      Anyway, it was a nice win. It’s good to see A-Rod is back on track. Before this Texas series, the offense was mostly Damon, Jeter, Giambi and Cano. Sheff was hurt and inconsistent, and neither Matsui or A-Rod were hitting (Matsui did hit in Tampa, though). When this lineup, top to bottom, gets healthy and hot, it’ll be mashing time.

      Unbelievably, Torre panicked again last night, rushing Farnsworth up and having him warm up, just because Proctor let a few men on. He needs to chill the hell out. It’s no wonder his relief pitchers implode — they know one mistake, even in a blowout, will get them yanked. No one mismanages blowouts like Torre; he turns them into white-knuckle events by constantly warming up and running in new pitchers.

    4. JohnnyC
      May 7th, 2006 | 12:48 pm

      He wants to just push buttons. However the console keeps flashing red and yellow lights and he doesn’t know how to stop them. Jane, stop this crazy thing!

    5. May 7th, 2006 | 3:04 pm

      You guys arew funny – and dead on!

      Jeremy – it’s interesting. The reaction that my 9-year-old is having is the same reaction that we got from our 1st dog, then age 3, when the 9-yr-old was a pup (and joined the family) “If I don’t look at that puppy, it’s not really there.”

      I guess it’s god karma or something.

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