• July 1st vs. The A’s

    Posted by on July 1st, 2007 · Comments (5)

    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:

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    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?

    Comments on July 1st vs. The A’s

    1. Raf
      July 1st, 2007 | 10:50 pm

      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?
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      Heart wasn’t the reason Pettitte & Viz were shelled today.

      Heart wasn’t the reason Cano had a miserable day at the plate (so much for being “protected” by Rodriguez, eh?)

    2. July 1st, 2007 | 11:26 pm

      NY-Penn baseball is fun. I go to a few Renegades games each summer.

    3. Straylightrise
      July 2nd, 2007 | 12:25 am

      Steve,

      I went to high school with Dave Williams, and gotta say knowing him personally he’s got heart. Real tall too which is good to see. What he doesn’t have in talent he makes up in effort and heart. I hope he does well in the minors

    4. July 2nd, 2007 | 8:12 am

      Cool Straylightrise. Did Williams pitch at all in HS too? He made a throw from the RF corner, trying to get a guy on a double, that was impressive, IMHO. Strong, true, and on a line. Made me think that he has Jay Buhner potential.

    5. rbj
      July 2nd, 2007 | 10:08 am

      The Toledo Mudhens are playing real well right now — their thirdbaseman has 25 HR & 81 RBIs. So I’ve got that going for me. Yankees — not so much.

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