So, what, is A-Rod going to hit 130 homeruns this season?
Never mind. The big story tonight was Pavano. He gave the Yankees exactly what they needed in this game – seven solid innings on 79 pitches. Of course, thanks to Sidney Ponson, there was not a lot of pressure for Carl in this contest – as he had a 5-run cushion by the time he faced his 4th batter of the evening. Still, you have to be impressed when someone like Pavano actually does what he’s supposed to do when presented with an opportunity.
What will be interesting to see, in regard to Pavano, is how he does now – going forward, both home and away.
In 2005, his last season, Pavano had an ERA of 2.89 on the road and 6.89 in the Bronx. This season, albeit just after 2 starts, Pavano has an ERA of 2.57 on the road and 8.31 in the Bronx. Is a pattern forming here? We should know more, for sure, soon.