Baseball is a funny game, eh?
If you would have told me back in March that the Yankees would be hosting the Padres in June and that it would be Jake Peavy for San Diego against Darrell Rasner for New York, I would have marked that one down as a potential “L” (for the Yankees) in a heartbeat.
Rasner was not sharp in this one. But, I liked his comments in the YES post-game interview. He shared that his mechanics were out of whack and that the number of pitches which he threw in the 3rd inning was unacceptable. He also credited Dave Eiland and Jorge Posada for getting him through his five innings and helping him battle his issues with his mechanics. Rasner gets it and is saying all the right things. Always nice to see that.
What’s up with the National League? Yes, the Yankees are feasting against them. I think it has something to do with these teams having so many young guys. I noticed it with some of the Astros pitchers when the Yankees played in Houston. And, last night, when I saw the face of the Padres catcher, Luke Carlin, I thought “What is he, twelve?”
Another big night for A-Rod in this one. The Yankees are 19-9 since Alex has come off the disabled list (on May 20th). I’ll have more on that one later today.
Some post-game video interviews, via SNY’s Geico SportsNite: