I know that he wasn’t feeling well prior to this game, but, I have to wonder if giving Cory Lidle 8 days rest (before this start) impacted his effectiveness. At the least, for sure, we know the extra rest didn’t help him.
Watching the Angels’ Joe Saunders work tonight, for the first time, I thought I saw something that reminded me of someone else. It’s the look in his eye, the expression on his face, and somewhat the way he pitches from the full wind-up. It took a few minutes, but, then it came into focus for me. He reminds me of a young, thin, left-handed Curt Schilling. I stress “thin” because I don’t think Schilling was ever thin – even as a young pitcher. It looks like the Angels have a keeper in Saunders.
By the way, tonight, it became official for me. After seeing that Orlando Cabrera “double” in the 5th – which was just really Alex Rodriguez playing third base like that “Baginsky” guy from the lotto commerical – I’m now finding myself saying “Please don’t hit the ball to A-Rod!” very often as pitches are being delivered in big spots.
Lastly, how about Jason Giambi’s new budding mustache?
Maybe the rest of the team should follow his lead? The way the team has played in their last seven games (meaning going 3-4 and being lucky in two of those three wins), perhaps the Yankees should look into something that might, as a team, change their luck?