• April 22nd vs. The A’s

    Posted by on April 23rd, 2009 · Comments (3)

    The attendance for this game was announced as being 43,342. And, from the highlights that I’ve seen of Melky Cabrera’s game winning homer in the 14th inning, it looks like 342 fans stayed until the end of this game. Hey, this new Yankee Stadium is starting to get a 1966 feel to it – in some ways.

    Moving on to the game. Forget Sabathia’s numbers. He’s a bad April pitcher and that Kurt Suzuki homer was a close call. If CC is this bad in his next two starts, then I’ll start to get nervous.

    Give the credit for this game to the boys from Santo Domingo and El Cercado: Melky Cabrera, Edwar Ramírez and especially José Veras. Without their efforts, this one is probably an “L” for the Yankees. And, given the nature of this game – the extra innings, sloppy play, etc. – it would have been a painful loss to have…the day before an off-day in front of a series at Fenway Park. It’s much better, this way, with the “W” – and allowing that to ruminate in Yankeeland until Friday night in Beantown.

    Comments on April 22nd vs. The A’s

    1. clintfsu813
      April 23rd, 2009 | 8:26 am

      Jose Veras, player of the game. He started off rough but really came on to give us a chance. It was weird..somewhere inside I knew we would get a walk-off. We’ve been coming from behind all season. That or getting hammered, lol

    2. Dr Evazan
      April 23rd, 2009 | 10:09 pm

      First time commenter here, and seeing that you are kind of a numbers guy, I was just wondering whether you knew if the Yankees had ever gone an entire season with a player as unproductive as Brett Gardner playing center field. If so, I imagine that team did not play in the postseason. Thanks in advance.

    3. April 23rd, 2009 | 11:08 pm

      That player would be Melky in 2008. And, the Yanks did not make the post-season last year.

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