• July 6th vs. The Angels

    Posted by on July 6th, 2007 · Comments (5)

    O.K., now, I’m going to be a greedy Yankees fan. I want New York to win the next two games – and then be over .500 at the All-Star break. That would be special. (Plus, I’m going to the game on Sunday – which would make it extra special…being there when it happens, if they can sweep the Angels and get over the hump by the break.)

    Coming into this game, Andy Pettitte had thrown 34 IP in June…and allowed 37 hits and had an ERA of 4.76 for the month. Now, Andy starts off July (including this game) with 2 starts, 6.67 combined IP and 15 ER allowed. I’m starting to get worried about Pettitte.

    Thanks to A-Rod and his friends tonight, and getting to face Bartolo Colon, Pettitte’s issues were moot – for this game. Still, I hope that a few extra days between starts helps Pettitte get back into a routine of better performance.

    Moving off Pettitte, it was fun to see the Yankees pound the baseball and be aggressive on the bases tonight.

    When was the last time that the Yankees scored 14+ runs in a game where they had at least one homer and at least one stolen base? It was July 15th of last year. (Villone closed out that game too.) It just missed being a year to the day by nine days. That’s a long time.

    Comments on July 6th vs. The Angels

    1. July 6th, 2007 | 11:42 pm

      im goin on sunday too, where ya sittin?

      also

      did anyone see that play in the met game with reyes? Where he didn’t run a ground out, out and the astros embarassed him then randolph took him out of the game. how DARE anyobody compare him to jeter. That seals it.

    2. brockdc
      July 6th, 2007 | 11:56 pm

      As some of you know, I’m one of Torre’s biggest detractors. But he managed the hell out of this game tonight.

    3. baileywalk
      July 7th, 2007 | 12:39 am

      Felt a little bad for Eddie Ramirez. He got the win, but he really wanted to show up the Angels, and he didn’t pitch particularly well. The walk and later double are on him, but that Figgins hit seemed to be somewhat on Posada — Ramirez had to shake him off to get one fastball, and Posada wanted changeup after changeup.

      Proctor looked good and even Villone had an uneventful inning. Kenny reverse-jinxed us beautifully (“all these runs and no one’s hit one out” — and bang, A-Rod homers).

      Andy’s performance tonight was a concern — because it’s coming off an even more awful performance and because you would think a guy like Andy would be perfect to hold a big lead.

      It’s worrisome if Andy has taken a step back — if he’s not the guy he was in the first half, who we could depend on, then the pitching staff looks considerably worse. Mussina and Clemens MIGHT give you seven strong innings, but it might only be five. Igawa stinks — he’ll soon be replaced by Hughes. Wang is pretty much a constant, but even he has had some issues lately. If Pettitte reverts back to the guy from the first half of ’06, then the pressure for Hughes to perform will be even bigger.

    4. July 7th, 2007 | 8:28 am

      Corey – I’ll be in the Loge by 1B.

      Yes, I saw that on Reyes. I’ll have something up on that in a minute.

    5. Raf
      July 7th, 2007 | 9:03 am

      how DARE anyobody compare him to jeter.
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      They both play shortstop in NY. What makes you think they aren’t going to be compared?

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