• July 14th @ The Devil Rays

    Posted by on July 15th, 2007 · Comments (4)

    A root beer win is always nice – brought to you by A&W (Abreu & Wang).

    And, how about Matsui? His July BA/OBA/SLG stats to date: .302/.388/.767. Godzilla cometh?

    And, congrats to Mo for passing John Franco on the career saves list.

    Lastly, yes, it’s come to this: Many Yankees fans would rather see Rob Villone come into the game to bridge the gap to Rivera than see Kyle Farnsworth. Cashman should really work the phones over the next two weeks to send Farnsie packing.

    So, the Yankees are now again a .500 team – at 44 and 44. They’re 9 games back of Boston, in the loss column. And, New York is 7 games back, loss-column-wise, in the Wildcard chase. It would be better for them to get that 9 and 7 down to 5 over the next two weeks.

    Part of it starts with this last game in the Tampa series. Mike Mussina needs to pitch very well today. It’s time to get past being .500 (or below) and time to start moving towards being 5, and then 10, games over .500. You can’t get to 10 over until you do 5 over. And, you can’t get to 5 over until you get to 1 over. Mussina, with a strong game today, can get the Yankees 1 game over .500 – and rolling in the right direction.

    Comments on July 14th @ The Devil Rays

    1. July 15th, 2007 | 12:07 pm

      A root beer win is always nice – brought to you by A&W (Abreu & Wang).
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      ugh lol :P

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      So, the Yankees are now again a .500 team – at 44 and 44. They’re 9 games back of Boston, in the loss column. And, New York is 7 games back, loss-column-wise, in the Wildcard chase. It would be better for them to get that 9 and 7 down to 5 over the next two weeks.
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      they can pick 2 up pretty quick with that make up in baltimore

    2. July 15th, 2007 | 12:08 pm

      also is it me, or does kevin thompson seem to hit a lot of hard foul balls?? I think eventually they will start falling and he could be more productive then his .190 avg suggests

    3. baileywalk
      July 15th, 2007 | 12:52 pm

      I don’t get it. I simply don’t get it. What is it going to take for Torre to stop using Farnsworth in the eighth? Torre is normally an emotional and petty sort of fellow. You would have thought Farns showing him up on the mound would have been the last straw. But no — there he was again, nearly blowing a game.

      I don’t exactly know why, but Farnsworth is having one of his worst years ever. I know people hated him last year, but he was actually effective. This year, people are teeing off on him and he’s not striking people out. They should try to trade him, but even if they don’t, they need to get him out of the eighth inning. Seriously — whenever he comes into a game with less than a five-run lead, you know the tying run will make it to the plate.

      Also, did Edwar Ramirez lose a little more weight and become invisible?

      This is one of those situations where he hasn’t pitched in forever and Torre will call on him in an important situation and he’ll have no control and blow a game. (Though in a perfect world Eddie would flourish and the team would allow him and Britton to become part of the bullpen and get rid of Farns and Myers.)

    4. redbug
      July 15th, 2007 | 1:11 pm

      “Mike Mussina needs to pitch very well today.”

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      Well good luck on that thought. He hasn’t had his necesssary 5 days rest. It’s almost 10, I think. That puts him way out of sorts. I can already hear his cranky post-game remarks.

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