Another day, another loss, in Yankeeland. To be honest, I’m just shocked that this Yankees team scored 5 runs off Dan Haren. I’ll take that as a positive from this game – and skip the stuff about Pettitte’s pitching and Abreu’s defense in right, etc.
Since writing about how much the Yankees stink this year is getting boring, I’ll move on to something else. We went to see the Staten Island Yankees play today. Angel Reyes started for the home team:
Reyes got banged around pretty good today – no command. He was barely touching 90 on the ballpark gun. Most of the time he was around 87-88 MPH.
I also saw Taylor Holiday and Dave Williams for the first time today. They look like ballplayers. Ryan Zink threw some today as well. I liked his presence on the mound.
I did get a kick out of watching D.J. Hollingsworth play today. He’s listed at 5′ 7″ – which means he’s closer to 5′ 6″ in reality. He plays with a lot of emotion. Being a 14th round draft pick (in 2006), he better play with some emotion. At his height, he’s an underdog. Seems like the type of story that many would find easy to root for…and would be a great story if he managed to make the bigs someday.
At the worst, maybe the Yankees can just clone the kid’s heart and transplant it into some of the guys on the big league club who need to stop going through the motions?