• May 11th @ The Mariners

    Posted by on May 12th, 2007 · Comments (3)

    Who can make Jarrod Washburn? (Who can make Jarrod Washburn?)
    Look like a buzzsaw. (Look like a buzzsaw.)
    Give their fans a headache that will surely gnaw.
    The Yankees can. (The Yankees can.)
    Oh, the Yankees can. (The Yankees can.)

    The Yankees can
    ’cause they stink like poo.
    And make this year no good.
    (Make this year no good.)

    Comments on May 11th @ The Mariners

    1. baileywalk
      May 12th, 2007 | 12:14 pm

      Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley are vomiting in their graves (if they are, in fact, dead; I have no idea — I had to look up who wrote “Candy Man”).

      Stink like poo? C’mon, dude! To quote Mark Jackson — ya better than that!

      Washburn is having a decent year, he looks like his cutter was working well last night, and his slider was on. Lefty having a good night + a lefty-heavy lineup + three lefties struggling (Damon, Abreu, Cano) + one switch-hitter who still isn’t hitting well (Melky) = eight shutout innings.

      Washburn wasn’t dominant. I think he gave up seven hits or so. The Yankees never got that big hit to drive in a few, and that’s going to happen when a pitcher can shut down so many of the guys in the lineup.

      Since no game shall pass without Torre doing something to piss everyone off (God forbid) — what the hell is he taking Rasner out after five innings for? Yes, Rasner got touched up a bit in the previous inning, but he worked out of it. His pitch count was still low. Why waste Proctor for two innings last night?

      You can make the case that the score was close and Torre wanted to make sure they were still in it, but Rasner had basically made one mistake, and he easily could have faced the bottom of the order in the sixth inning.

      Torre’s moves truly are incomprehensible to me.

    2. xxxdanxxx
      May 12th, 2007 | 1:53 pm

      Washburn wasn’t dominant.

      6 hits in 8 innings, no runs, 6 strikeouts. That’s dominant. Not sure what game you were watching.

    3. JeremyM
      May 12th, 2007 | 1:56 pm

      I agree, even Abraham was blown away by that one. How do you know if Rasner can go further in a game if you don’t even give him a shot in a game like last night?

      The way Rasner has been pitching, I almost wonder if Clemens will be much of an upgrade. 5-6 inning starts that keep his team in the ballgame are about what I expect from Roger, and so far that’s exactly what Rasner has given the team, except Rasner will make less on the season than Clemens will per start. Nonetheless, I’m still happy Clemens is coming back, so go figure.

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