• April 19th vs. The Indians

    Posted by on April 19th, 2009 · Comments (5)

    Yikes…for a few innings there, it looked like Carl Pavano might pitch a no-hitter against the Yankees! Now, if that had happened would that be worse than losing 22-4 the day before? Yeah, I think so…

    Strange game for A.J. Burnett. On the plus-side, he went 6 1/3 IP allowing just 3 hits and 3 runs. However, he only struck out two and he walked seven. What was up with Sabathia, Chamberlain and Burnett in their last starts? Combined, the three pitched 16 2/3 innings and walked 17 batters. That ratio is not going to work for too long. Then again, yeah, I know…Dave Eiland is busy trying to fix Worm Killer Wang at the moment…and, one problem at a time, please

    The ‘Sado pinch-homer today was huge. Was it a homer? I watched all the replays that they showed on YES, and, to me, the umpires made the right call. At the worst, in my opinion, if there was no fan messing with the ball, then it hits the top of the wall and skips into the seats – and that’s a homer. And, perhaps, again, in my opinion, if there are no fans there the ball just sails over the top of the wall and lands in the first row for a homerun. But, I didn’t see anything that would have suggested that the ball would be caught or stayed in the park, if there were no fans there. So, touch ’em all, Jorge Posada, this Bud’s for you!

    Comments on April 19th vs. The Indians

    1. Tresh Fan
      April 19th, 2009 | 8:56 pm

      A few thoughts:

      Who needs an ace? The Yankees are now 6-1 in games not started by Sabbathia or Wang.

      Ah, Choo! Ransom’s big hit was nothing to sneeze at (even if it was misplayed). I’m sure Cody will take it. And I was able to exhale.

      My clutch player of the game was Jonathan Albaladego. Kudos to his Houdini in the cataclysmic 7th.

      Thank God for Posada. Pavano was a wicked nutritionist, making 45,000 Yankees fans eat sh__ for six innings. Now we can all get that awful taste out of our mouths.

    2. April 19th, 2009 | 10:51 pm

      All well said TF, indeed.

    3. YankCrank
      April 20th, 2009 | 9:09 am

      I was there yesterday and man, I love the new Stadium. Bought a $20 upper deck seat and just stood on the lower concourse all game. It’s like I paid $20 for a standing room seat that’s one row behind the idiots that pay $1,000 for one game. Loved everything.

    4. butchie22
      April 20th, 2009 | 12:02 pm

      Burnit wasn’t great yesterday, BUT he was good enough to keep the team in the game and that is the most important thing. So far,he hasn’t demonstrated his doses of medriocrity that even permeated his run with Toronto even in his last year with them. BUT this game was the closest to what he did to the Jays last year in having a brilliant dazzling performance against Boston or the Yankees and then chumping out against a more mediocre team, though Cleveland can hit…witness the 22 run game the other day, then again the Wanger and Claggett helped them along,too!

    5. Raf
      April 20th, 2009 | 12:04 pm

      Pavano was a wicked nutritionist, making 45,000 Yankees fans eat sh__ for six innings. Now we can all get that awful taste out of our mouths.
      Nice piece of writing there 😀

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