• May 27th vs. The Royals

    Posted by on May 27th, 2006 · Comments (4)

    After the first game of this series, I wrote:

    The Yankees better smoke the Royals over the next two games. Then it might make up for the loss in this game.

    After today’s game, I can now write: OK, that’s one!

    Yes, A-Rod hit two bombs today. And, Cairo and Stinnett did well. (On the latter, just goes to show what I know.) But, the thing that I’m really grooving on now is Melky Cabrera. He went two for four with 3 RBI today – and has now hit in 8 of his last 9 games.

    To borrow from the old band The Church, here goes:

    Sometimes your best plans come up empty
    Hope from the bench fades with the light
    Forget last year’s act of rush desperation
    Under the Melky Way is right

    At this point, when it comes to Cabrera, I only have three wishes:

    1. He keeps doing what he’s doing.
    2. That the Yankees keep him and play him.
    3. That he gets a better number than # 28. That’s not a star’s number. Maybe # 24?

    There’s no need to trade for a LF this season or get a RF for next season. Cabrera is proving that he can fill both needs.

    Comments on May 27th vs. The Royals

    1. May 27th, 2006 | 8:42 pm

      I love Melky. I’ve been following him for a few years now. A lot of people were upset when he was called up this year. Those people annoy me. lol.

      Anyway, I’m happy he is succeeding enough to, in the very least, warrent being in the lineup everyday. Now, if he could just develop some power during the year (which I think he will do).

      Other than that, just keeping up the average and OBP will work for me.

    2. May 28th, 2006 | 8:23 am

      People have to remember his age, when it comes to his power. Most times, the power, at the big league level, doesn’t come until age 25 or 26. But, if he can hit 15ish HRs a year until then, he should be fine.

    3. Mr. Furious
      May 28th, 2006 | 10:14 pm

      I think that Melky deserves #24. He’d certainly wear it more ably than Ruben Sierra.

    4. JJay
      May 30th, 2006 | 12:26 pm

      I was at the game Saturday. Made the trip from Mass again. FINALLY I saw some offense! Been seeing 3-2 and 1-0 games long enough.

      Bought a Yankees Universe shirt and left the damn thing at the Stadium. Oh well, at least the money still gets where it’s supposed to go.

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